Minnesota residents are able to apply for an enhanced version of their driver's license or identification card that will allow re-entry into the United States via land and sea from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or the Caribbean. In addition to serving as a driver's license or identification card, the enhanced driver's license (EDL) and the enhanced identification card (EID) are among the federally-approved border-crossing documents required under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. An EDL / EID is not valid for international air travel.
The cards must denote citizenship and identity and contain technology and security features approved by the secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security. Only Minnesota residents who are also United States citizens and at least 16 years of age may apply for an EDL or EID. An EDL / EID must be mailed to the Minnesota residential address that appears on the EDL / EID card. The fee for an EDL or EID is $15 in addition to the fee required for your driver's license or non-driver photo identification card transaction.
For additional information regarding documentation required and a list of the 14 exam stations where EDL / EID are able to be processed, visit the Minnesota Department of Public Safety