Provide Social Security Number

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Wisconsin DMV issues REAL ID compliant products (marked with a µ) in accordance with the federal Real ID Act of 2005. If you plan to fly within the U.S., visit a military base or other federal buildings, the Department of Homeland Security will require identification that is REAL ID compliant (or show another acceptable form of identification, such as a passport) beginning May 7, 2025, the new deadline for this federal requirement. Don’t get left behind without a REAL ID.

When applying for a driver license or ID card you must provide your Social Security number (SSN). Your name and SSN provided will be verified with the Social Security Administration. See Social Security Online Verification (SSOLV). A driver license or ID card will only be issued if the SSN that you have provided can be verified using SSOLV.

The department may require you to provide proof of your Social Security number if it does not successfully complete verification with SSOLV. The department will decline any document presented if it has reason to suspect its authenticity. Questionable documents may require additional review.

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