Real-ID Compliance

State of Kansas Real-ID Compliance

Starting August 1, 2017 the State of Kansas will begin issuing Real-ID Compliant credentials.

In 2005, the U.S. Congress passed the “Real-ID Act” which establishes minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards, and prohibits Federal Agencies from accepting identification cards from states that do not meet these standards.

The new Real-ID/DL credentials will have a “Gold Star” printed on them and the Non-Real ID credentials will specify “Not for Federal ID”.

In order to obtain a State issued Real-ID, the applicant will need to provide:
*Proof of Social Security (i.e. SSN Card, current W-2, Current 1099, current paystub with applicant’s name and SSN on it).
*The applicant will also need to provide a certified birth certificate or current U.S. passport.  If your driver’s license or identification card has a different last name compared to your birth certificate we will need marriage license, divorce decree, court order of adoption, or court order of legal name change.
*Proof of Kansas residency, dated within the last 60 days (refer to List C on the acceptable documents checklist at ).

How will Real-ID compliance affect you?

Starting October 1, 2020 every person 18 and over who travels by air will need to present a Real-ID-compliant license for domestic air travel.

Real-ID compliance does NOT apply to:
*Applying for federal benefits,
*Being licensed to drive, or
*Accessing health or life preserving services.

The Rice County Treasurer’s office cannot complete your transaction for Real-ID compliance if you have a Commercial Driver’s License or need a first-time issuance of identification or driver’s license.  You will need to go to a full-service station (Great Bend, McPherson, or Hutchinson are the closest).

If you need to replace your Kansas birth certificate you may go to
If you need to apply for a replacement social security card you may go to

The Rice County Treasurer’s Office hours of operation for Driver’s License and Identification transactions are Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 3 p.m.

Rice County Treasurer
Amy Buckman



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