Get REAL about updating your ID


Let’s be honest: one of the biggest steps toward commitment to your new hometown is updating your ID to be from the great state of Oklahoma. And luckily for you, a drivers license from another state can be transferred to Oklahoma without having to take a written or driving test (as long as it’s not expired more than 6 months, so plan ahead).

There are a few basic requirements to update your license, so be sure to check out the information provided by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.

And if you are worried about making sure your license is REAL ID compliant, you should know that the Department of Homeland Security has extended the REAL ID full enforcement date by 19 months, from Oct. 1, 2023 to May 3, 2023, due to circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Even with the extension, you should consider updating your ID sooner rather than later. Oklahoma City is now home to a REAL ID megacenter to help make that process a little easier. It’s located at 100 NE 10th Street and is open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday, until the close of business on Dec. 10.

This center handles first-time REAL ID license applications and the renewal of both REAL ID and non-REAL ID licenses. It even offers out-of-state transfers, so it’s truly a one-stop shop for (almost) all your ID needs.

It’s operating on a walk-in basis ONLY (no appointments will be accepted), so be sure to come with all the documents you need. Get a complete checklist for REAL ID requirements here.