The enhanced driver license (EDL) or enhanced ID card (EID) confirms your identity and citizenship. It's an acceptable alternative to a passport for re-entry into the U.S. You can only use it when you cross borders by land or sea. The EDL/EID is also an acceptable REAL ID document.
When you apply, you must be able to establish (or re-establish) your identity, U.S. citizenship, and WA residence. See Proof of citizenship, identity, and residence. For a checklist, see What documents do I need to get my EDL/EID?
|Type of enhanced license/ID card||Age requirement|
|Enhanced driver license (EDL)||At least 18 years old.|
|Enhanced intermediate driver license||At least 16 years old.|
|Enhanced ID card (EID)||Any age|
If you're applying for an enhanced intermediate driver license, you must meet all the requirements for an intermediate driver license in addition to the requirements for an enhanced driver license.
Bring all of the following to the driver licensing office:
Visit a driver licensing office location to apply.
Call us: 360.902.3900