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Identification

Non-Driver ID Application - French

Pour demander une nouvelle carte d’identité non-conducteur, son renouvellement, ou son remplacement ou une carte d’identité non-conducteur « privilège ». VL-017

Non-Driver ID Application - Arabic

للتقدم بطلب للحصول على بطاقة هوية لغير السائقين جديدة أو مجددة أو بديلة أو محسنة.
liltaqadum bitalab lilhusul ealaa bitaqat huiat lighayr alssayiqin jadidatan 'aw mujadadat 'aw badilat 'aw muhsanat.
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What is REAL ID?

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

Self-Designated Descriptors

The following are self-designated descriptors for a Vermont Driver’s License or Non-Driver Identification card.

    • Height
    • Weight
    • Eye color
    • Gender

    Applicants are not required under Vermont or federal law to present documentation that confirms the information they submit for these entries.

    Can a business refuse to accept my Vermont license for identification?

    The primary purpose of a Driver’s license is to establish that the license holder has the minimum skills required to safely operate a motor vehicle. Many entities have decided that this driving document can be accepted as proof of ID. The department does not have any authority to mandate that other entities accept our driving documents as proof of ID.

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    FAQs

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

    You must get a new picture taken at least once for every other renewal. You may get a new photo at any time for any reason (for a fee). Complete the required documents and schedule an appointment to visit an office.

    What is REAL ID?

    Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

    • Accessing Federal facilities
    • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
    • Entering nuclear power plants
    Can a business refuse to accept my Vermont license for identification?

    The primary purpose of a Driver’s license is to establish that the license holder has the minimum skills required to safely operate a motor vehicle. Many entities have decided that this driving document can be accepted as proof of ID. The department does not have any authority to mandate that other entities accept our driving documents as proof of ID.