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Already have a REAL ID?

Great! You are ahead of the game. There are still a few things to think about to make sure you are prepared when the REAL ID Act takes effect on October 1, 2020.

If you received a DMV letter asking for a second proof of residency document and are unsure what to do, see our Second Residency Requirement FAQs.

If your REAL ID driver license or identification card expires before or shortly after October 1, 2020, you may be eligible to renew it online. If you need to change your address with the DMV, it is best to do that before your renewal.

Have a Question?

Wondering whether minors need a REAL ID? Whether a REAL ID is required to use ground transportation, get medical attention, or receive federal benefits? We answer these questions and more in our REAL ID Frequently Asked Questions. Check them out!