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Enhanced Driver's License (EDL)

U.S. citizens returning from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda, by land or sea, are required to present a U.S. Passport, U.S. Passport Card or an Enhanced Driver's License (EDL)

What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

What type of state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards does the Department of Homeland Security currently accept as identification to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA airport security checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

Renew or Replace License Online

Renew or replace your Driver's License or Non-Driver Identification Card securely online in 5 minutes or less using VTPics, Vermont DMV's online service portal!

This service can be used to renew or replace most types of licenses or IDs. Upon completion, you will receive a confirmation that you can print immediately and carry it with your current license/ID. Your permanent license will arrive by mail within 10* business days.

Have your Vermont Driver's License or ID Number and your credit card number ready.

Enhanced Driver License (EDL/ID) Privacy Information

Data we are required to share with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for the purposes of border crossing is limited to the full name (first, middle, and last); date of birth; gender; citizenship; digital image (photograph); travel document type (e.g., EDL/ID); issuing jurisdiction, expiration date; optical character read (OCR) identifier; and RFID tag numbers.

By law, we cannot share this information with anyone except in compliance with the Driver Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), 18 U.S.C. §§ 2721-2725.

Replacement License

Used to make changes (name change, address change, etc), get a new picture, remove a restriction (eye glass) or to replace a lost or stolen license or learner permit. For CDL use form VL-031.

License Comparison

A comparison of the various license types available in Vermont. This includes Enhanced Driver's License (EDL), Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Real ID & Driver's Privilege Card (DPC). It also includes a document checklist to determine what is required for each license type and a brief description of what each card type can and cannot be used for.

U.S. Citizenship

Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required to obtain an Enhanced Driver's License or ID (EDL). Commercial Driver's Licenses (CDL) are only available to U.S. Citizens or foreign nationals with a valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card (I-551).

At least one of the following must be presented.

Subscribe to Enhanced Driver's License (EDL)

FAQs

What type of licenses and ID cards does the DHS currently accept to access its buildings and facilities and at TSA checkpoints?

Until full enforcement of REAL ID begins on May 3, 2023, DHS and its component agencies, including TSA at its airport security checkpoints, will continue to accept for identification purposes all Vermont Driver’s Licenses and ID cards, as Vermont has been recognized as a Real ID compliant.

I want a new photo on my license, learner permit or non-driver ID. How can I obtain one?

There will be a fee but you may get a new photo at any time for any reason.

Complete the necessary documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.