Are you getting a Kansas driver’s license, (DL) or identification card (ID) for the first time or moving to Kansas from another state? Replacing a lost or stolen DL or ID card? Or do you need to renew your current Kansas DL or ID card?
Follow this checklist to ensure your application process goes as smoothly as possible.
Document requirements vary, we have included what you need for different situations.
Build a personal list and collect original versions of the documents you will need to present to comply with Kansas’ identifi- cation requirements. This will make your visit more efficient.
Before you visit the office:
You can print our portable checklist to make sure you have all the required documents when you come to the driver's licensing office.
Puede imprimir nuestra lista de verificación portátil para asegurarse de tener todos los documentos requeridos cuando venga a la oficina de licencias de conducer.
When applying for any original Kansas Driver's License or Non-Driver identification card (Credentials), you must present documents of:
Non-U.S. Citizens must be processed through the System Alien Verification for Entitlement (SAVE) prior to application for Credentials. Documents are subject to DLFS review and approval. Additional information may be required. The DLFS will retain images or copies of any document presented. In some cases, document approval may not occur on the same day and may require an additional visit. For information on obtaining birth certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce decrees, visit http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm.
These documents show your date of birth, identity and lawful status as a U.S. citizen. If possible, select a document that has your current full legal name to avoid documenting any name change.
These documents show your date of birth, identity and lawful status or presence as a non-U.S. citizen. If possible, select a document that has your current full legal name to avoid documenting any name change.
Note: Certain classifications must also be accompanied by additional documentation, for example:
For more information visit U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: www.uscis.gov.
These documents establish your Kansas residency and residential address. You must present a document that shows your current name and Kansas residential address. A P.O. Box will not be accepted as proof of residential address.
If a minor child does not have a proof of address included in this list their parent, step-parent or legal guardian can complete a Certification of Address by providing two proofs of address along with identification.
You will need one document that contains your current name and Social Security number.
You may find your Social Security Number on the following documents
Note: A social security number is not necessary for non-U.S. citizens residing in Kansas on a non-work status.
If you need a replacement DL or ID card, you may use any of these documents as additional identification.
If you have legally changed your name, these documents will help connect your former name to your current name. The documents must be certified original copies.
If you have obtained an out of state license, permit, or ID card, you must present one of the following to obtain your Kansas credential.
Note: Due to Federal requirements, Military IDs and Military Common Access Cards shall be relied upon for replacement purposes only and will not be scanned or copied by the Examiner.