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Virginians urged to apply for REAL ID

15 January 2020 Luray/Page County Shenandoah County Front Royal/Warren County Winchester Frederick County Clarke County News

Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-10th, and officials from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles urged Virginians on Saturday to apply for the REAL ID. During an awareness event in Sterling, Wexton was joined by DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb and DMV’s mobile operations team.

Beginning Oct. 1, U.S. residents who want to board a domestic flight or enter a secure federal facility using their state-issued driver’s license or ID card as identification must have a version that meets REAL ID standards. If you don’t have a REAL ID, you’ll need to present another form of federally accepted identification, such as a U.S. passport, passport card, Global Entry card or U.S. Department of Defense ID.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, the purpose of the REAL ID is to make identity documents secure and consistent.

You must visit the DMV in person to obtain a REAL ID and provide physical documentation of identity, legal presence, full Social Security number, Virginia residency (two proofs required) and, if applicable, name change. The cost? Only $10 in addition to the standard license or ID fees. Get yours now to avoid any last minute issues.

More information on REAL IDs can be found on the DMV website.

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