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What is the deadline for converting a license or ID to REAL ID?

 Beginning May 7, 2025, all Michigan residents will need to present a REAL ID-compliant document to fly domestically in the U.S. and to enter certain federal facilities and military bases. 

Residents may upgrade their standard driver's license or ID to REAL ID at a Secretary of State office by presenting a birth certificate, valid and unexpired US passport, or another legal presence document along with their current driver's license or state ID. 

Enhanced driver's licenses and IDs are already REAL ID-compliant. 

To learn more about REAL ID requirements, visit


Last updated: Dec. 8, 2022