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Virginians encouraged to get REAL ID

With less than one year until identification requirements change at America’s airports, more than 2.5 million Virginians have obtained a REAL ID compliant credential at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

Beginning May 3, 2023, travelers who wish to board a domestic flight must present a REAL ID compliant state-issued driver’s license or identification card, or another form of federally accepted identification, such as a U.S. passport. The same identification can be used to enter many secure federal facilities.

DMV has provided a number of pointers to help you prepare:

Determine if You Need a REAL ID: If you have a valid U.S. passport or other acceptable ID, or don’t fly or access secure federal facilities, you may not need a REAL ID. Acceptable forms are listed at the Rush: Schedule your REAL ID appointment over the next several months and avoid the crowds in 2023. You can also visit DMV Connect.Complete Your Application Online: Federal require...

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