PennDOT has provided an update on the RealID process, and provided details on how people can apply for Pre-Verification at their Driver’s License Centers starting September 1st.
PennDOT already has electronic documents for 35% of its total customers, and those people have had the chance to pre-verify for their RealID since March. However, a majority of PennDOT customers received their first license before the September 2003 cutoff date, so they need to bring actual documents to the Driver’s License Center. If you want a RealID license, you will need to bring the following:
- Proof of Identity, like a birth certificate with a raised seal or a passport
- Proof of social security number, like an unlaminiated social security card
- Proof of any legal name changes, like marriage certificates
- Two proofs of your current physical PA address. One of them can be a current, unexpired pa license and the other can be a bank statement or utility bill no more than 90 days old.
PennDOT will scan those documents and when RealID’s are available in March of next year, they can opt-in online, with the RealID sent to the applicant directly. There is a one-time fee of $30 and a renewal fee of $30.50 for four years of RealID. RealID is optional for Pennsylvania Residents, and is a federally accepted ID form that would allow a holder to board a commercial flight or enter a secure federal building after October 1st of 2020.