Ask yourself, if you were in a crash or other emergency and could not respond, how would your friends and family be notified? Emergency contact information allows law enforcement to quickly connect with loved ones in the event of an emergency.

Manage your emergency contact information anytime online by logging in with your Iowa driver’s license or identification card. If you are unable to log in and you would like to provide emergency contact information, please click this link: Emergency Contact Information – Request to Submit or Change Information, to complete and submit the needed form.

If you are currently an emergency contact for an individual and would like to opt-out, please click this link: Emergency Contact Information – Request to Opt-Out or Opt-In, to complete and submit the needed form.

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Do you fly commercially?

Your driver's license/ID will need a REAL ID gold star in the upper right corner by May 7, 2025, to fly if you don’t have a different TSA-approved identity document like a passport or military ID. The deadline has been extended to May 2025 due to COVID-19.

You will also need a REAL ID gold star to enter a federal building that requires ID or a nuclear facility after May 2025. To get your REAL ID gold star, you will need to visit us in person and bring additional documents with you. Find out more about Real ID.

Has my new license/ID card been mailed?

Your new driver’s license or ID card will arrive in a plain white envelope within 21 days of being processed.

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