What Is REAL ID?
- A new type of credential that the RMV will begin to issue on March 26, 2018.
- REAL ID comes from the REAL ID Act of 2005, which sets security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards.
Why do I need REAL ID?
- By October of 2020, you will need it to:
- board a plane in the US, or
- enter a federal building
- If you have a valid passport, you could use that and never need a REAL ID.
Should I get a REAL ID right now?
- You don’t need a REAL ID until October of 2020 so just wait and apply for it when your license/ID is due for renewal.
Do I need it?
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