Get an Enhanced ID card (EID)

Learn how to get an enhanced ID (EID). Use the enhanced document checklist to quickly prepare the correct documents and make an appointment.

1. Prepare your personal documents

To apply for an EID, you'll need the correct documents. Use our enhanced document checklist to find out what you should bring, or get a checklist in Spanish (Español):

You won't need to show your card, but you'll need to provide your Social Security Number or the Social Security Number of any minors applying.

2. Make an appointment

After you've collected your documents, make an appointment to apply at a driver licensing office near you.

  • Don't forget your payment for the license fee.
  • Leave enough time for your appointment including a document review and in-person interview. Applications are accepted up to 60 minutes before closing.
  • Allow 2 weeks to receive your EID in the mail. You'll get a temporary EID before you leave, but you can't use it at border crossings.

3. Prepare for EID Fees

  Fee breakdown Total cost
Getting your first EID $16 per year issuance fee + $1 technology fee $96 for 6 years or $128 for 8 years
Upgrade your current Washington ID to an EID $7 per year for the time remaining on your license $7 to $56

What is an enhanced ID (EID)?

An EID confirms your identity and U.S. citizenship. You can use it to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean through a land or sea port of entry. Your EID is an acceptable REAL ID document to use for air travel within the United States.

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