As of March 26, 2018 the RMV has designated two options for anyone needing to get or renew their Driver’s License or ID Card.
- For those who desire to book flights on any commercial airlines or enter access-controlled federal buildings, there is the REAL ID (mandatory as of October 1, 2020).
- For anyone else (or if you already have a passport and don’t mind carrying it) there is still the Standard ID available. Watch this video for more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XabO9Mk0_yQ
To determine if you need REAL ID take this short quiz: https://www.mass.gov/decision-tree/real-id-real-answers-a-tool-to-help-you-determine-if-you-need-a-real-id
To apply for a REAL ID from the registry, you will need to show documentation proving U.S. citizenship or lawful presence (as required by federal and state laws). See this pdf for a list of approved documentation: https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/04/01/RMV_RealID_Comparison_8.5x11_0318.pdf
This is not a mandatory process yet, but we want our customers to be well informed and ready for the change that will happen October 1, 2020. So, if you are looking to get, or renew your license consider obtaining the REAL ID. You never know when you will need to fly, or enter a federal building.
Jerry Siver, CPCU
Siver Insurance Agency/Renaissance Alliance
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