Requirements for state ID cards, driver's licenses changing today

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Beginning May 1, two documents showing proof of residency will be required to get a Hawai'i driver's license or a state ID card.

Also effective on May 1, the fee for a state ID on Kaua'i, which is valid for eight years, will increase to $4 a year or a total of $32.

Originals or copies of documents with the applicant's name and address that will be accepted as proof of residency include a current Hawai'i driver's license, vehicle registration or title, and voter registration card or other mail from a government or medical entity not more than two months old.

Other acceptable documents with the applicant's name and address include a utility bill not more than two months old, checking or savings account statement not more than two months old, payroll check or stub within two months of the application date, federal or Hawai'i income tax return from the previous year, current property tax assessment, etc.

The new driver's license and state ID requirement is in addition to the other documents already needed to show proof of legal presence, and is part of the state's efforts to become compliant with the Federal Real ID Act of 2005.

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