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Minnesota State ID Card and Driver’s License

Minnesota State ID Card

As an F-1 student studying at Augsburg University, you are eligible to apply for a MN State ID card. If you are a first-time applicant, you will have to:

  • Bring one primary and one secondary document with you. For a complete list of primary and secondary documents, please refer to the identification requirements.
  • Go to Midtown Exchange Service Center located at Midtown Global Market Lower Level (Greenway), 2929 Chicago Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55407.
  • Fill out the application form at the center.
  • Pay the required $17.25 fee by check or cash.
  • Have your photo taken at the office.

Additional Information:

  • Your new state ID will be mailed to you in four to six weeks.
  • Carry your current identification and the stamped yellow receipt you receive when you apply until it arrives.

State Driver’s License

If you are interested in applying for a Minnesota driver’s license, the right type for you is Class D. To obtain a Minnesota driver’s license, you must pass knowledge (written) test, a vision test, and a driving test.


  1. Prepare for the written test and road sign test by studying the Minnesota Driver’s Manual.
  2. Bring required identification to a Driver and Vehicle Services Exam Station during certain hours. You will have your photo taken and take both your vision test and a knowledge (written) test there. One of the nearby exam stations is Midtown Exchange Service Center located at Midtown Global Market Lower Level (Greenway), 2929 Chicago Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55407.
  3. Receive a driver’s instruction permit and start practicing driving with a licensed driver in the front passenger seat.
  4. Pass the road test. We recommend that you make an appointment online or by calling (651) 284-1234.
  5. Apply for a Minnesota driver’s license. You will need to:
  • Present required identification and your social security number.
  • Present your current MN instruction permit or non-Minnesota driver’s license.
  • Present white and yellow copy of your successful road test results.
  • Pay appropriate fees ($23.25 by cash or check).

For more information, please reference our handout.