Aug 31, 2020

Minnesota air travelers flying out of MSP Airport’s Terminal 1 will soon be able to again save themselves a trip to a DVS, deputy registrar or driver’s license agent office and apply for their REAL ID at the airport.

On Tuesday, Sept. 1, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division (DPS-DVS) will reopen the REAL ID office inside the secure area of Terminal 1 in the Airport Mall area -- across from Stone Arch restaurant near the entrance to Concourse G. The office, which was temporarily closed earlier this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, provides a convenient way for air travelers to get their questions answered and apply for their REAL ID.

The office will accept REAL ID applications Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only. Minnesotans should pre-apply and then make an appointment at Terminal 1 by visiting this link. You must be a ticketed passenger for the day you make your appointment. More information can be found at

Minnesotans wishing to use their State ID to board a domestic commercial flight after October 1, 2021 will need to have a REAL ID or other compliant form of identification. Learn more here

As with all indoor public areas in Minnesota, face coverings are required at MSP and while visiting the REAL ID office at Terminal 1.