Real talk about the REAL ID (Week 4)

January 23, 2020

OCTOBER 1, 2020

On October 1, 2020 every person must obtain a Real ID if they are planning to fly within the United States, visit a military base or other federal building. Having a REAL ID, the Homeland Security Compliant ID will allow you access to the government offices and fly in the United States. In the conclusion of this series, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has provided the following REAL-ID Additional Requirements when renewing or applying for a driver’s license or identification card:

One original document or certified copy (not a photocopy, fax or scan) from each category is required. Some documents may be used for more than one category, whereas some will only satisfy the requirements of a single category. The document categories include:

• Proof of name and date of birth;
• Proof of citizenship or legal status in the U.S.;
• Proof of identity;
• Proof of name change (if applicable). If you present a valid U.S. passport in your current name, proof of name change history is not required;
• Proof of Social Security number;
• Proof of Wisconsin residency.

If you are a current Wisconsin resident who has never changed your name, you can get a REAL ID-compliant driver license by presenting:
• Your certified U.S. birth certificate;
• Your Wisconsin driver license with your current address;
• Your original Social Security card.

As required by the Real ID Act, applications and documents will be electronically scanned and securely stored to detect and deter fraud and identity theft.

CDL Renewal: Additional Requirements

There are also additional requirements for CDL Renewals, those who have a hazardous materials endorsement (H) or a school bus endorsement (S). For more information on the additional requirements, please go to:

Driver licenses are mailed

The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles mails all driver license and identification (ID) cards from one production facility. You will leave the DMV customer service center with a paper receipt valid for 45 days. The photo receipt is acceptable photo identification for voting and serves as your license or ID until your card arrives in the mail. You should receive your driver license or ID card within 10 business days. Mail cannot be forwarded to an address that was not on your application form. All undeliverable mail is returned to the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles.

Beloved, don’t get caught without a REAL ID compliant license or identification card. Renew and/or upgrade your driver’s license or identification card today and definitely by October 1, 2020.

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