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REAL ID

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What is a REAL ID?

The REAL ID Act requires changes to state standards, procedures and requirements for the issuance of driver's licenses and identification cards. 
 

When Do I Need to Have a REAL ID? 

Beginning  Oct. 1, 2020 , Pennsylvanians will need a REAL ID-compliant driver's license, photo ID card, or another form of federally-acceptable identification (such as a valid passport or military ID) to board a domestic commercial flight. 

 

How Do I Get a REAL ID? 

  • REAL ID is not being enforced at this time in Pennsylvania. 
  • Your PA driver’s license is still valid for domestic flights.
  • However, REAL ID is now available, so travelers can apply for REAL ID-compliant identification.
Pre-Verification:
  • For Pa. drivers who received their first learners permit, drivers license or photo ID after September 2003, PennDOT may already have your required REAL ID pre-verification documentation on file. Read more here
  • If you received your first Pa. learner's permit, driver's license or photo ID card before September 2003, you are not eligible for online pre-verification, but you can bring your  required REAL ID documentation to any PennDOT Driver's License Center for in-person pre-verification. ‚Äč

Visit www.penndot.gov/REALID for the most complete and up-to-date information.