NC REAL ID available beginning May 1 through DMV

May 1, 2017

New ID that will eventually be a near-necessity for frequent air travelers will be available at state DMV offices May 1. George Olsen has more.

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles says frequent travelers may want to apply for NC REAL ID which meets the standards of the federal REAL ID act. Beginning in October 2020 the Transportation Security Administration and other agencies will require a REAL ID for commercial air travel and access to federal buildings, military installations and nuclear facilities. Those without a REAL ID could still board flights and enter federal facilities but will need additional identification along with a standard license. REAL ID applicants need documents to verify identity, birth, social security number and state residency. REAL ID is available at the same cost as a standard driver license. I’m George Olsen.