Real ID Requirements


You will need to present the following documents when applying for a REAL ID:

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal presence 
  • Proof of your full Social Security Number
  • Two proofs of Tennessee residency

*You should also be prepared to provide documentation of any name changes that may have occurred. This may require presentation of multiple documents.

All documents must be originals or certified. No photocopies will be accepted.


View the complete list of document options to apply for a REAL ID compliant credential.

These documents will be required even if you are already a Tennessee license or ID holder and are applying for a REAL ID compliant credential for the first time or if you are a new Tennessee resident and were previously issued a REAL ID in a different state.