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Real ID at a Glance
WHAT IS REAL ID? The Real ID Act of 2005
In response to acts of terrorism committed against the United States, and in an effort to ensure the safety of citizens, Congress passed the REAL ID Act of 2005. [The REAL ID Act of 2005 is Division B of an act of the United States Congress titled Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005, Pub. L. No. 109-13, 119 Stat. 231 (May 11, 2005)].
The REAL ID Act is implemented through federal regulations administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (6 C.F.R. § 37, as amended by 76 FR 12269).
All applicants must provide proof of identity; date of birth; Social Security number; Vermont residence; and lawful status or presence in the United States. See REAL ID Checklist
Nevada issues driver’s licenses and identification cards that comply with the federal Real ID Act of 2005.
As of October 1, 2020, the federal government will require your driver’s license or ID card to be Real ID compliant if you wish to use it as identification to board an aircraft or enter federal facilities where ID is required.
Existing Nevada driver’s licenses and ID cards will continue to be accepted until expiration or October 1, 2020, whichever is sooner. This includes cards marked “NOT FOR FEDERAL OFFICIAL USE.”
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING TO DMV to get the REAL ID.
To obtain a Real ID license or ID card, you must present proof of identity, social security number and two proofs of address in person at the DMV one time, even if you did so prior to Real ID implementation in November, 2014.
There is no rush. You can wait until your next renewal or other change.
See How to Get a Real ID License or ID Card below.
Real ID is an optional program. There are other forms of acceptable federal identification including a passport.
However, non-compliant cards are marked “NOT FOR FEDERAL OFFICIAL USE.” The Nevada DMV recommends that residents obtain a Real ID compliant license or ID card at the next renewal or any other change. There is no additional fee.
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