Communities may be blind-sighted by the “Real ID”, a new requirement for travelling and visiting federal buildings, represented by a star on the ID. One of our tax & accounting customers was surprised when I confirmed that the new rule will apply to even us, everyday individuals. The rule will apply to those who have commercial and non-commericial driver’s licences, and to those who do not drive, having just an ID.
Born out of tighter security regulations post 9/11, the Real ID Act of 2005 will be federally enforced at the beginning of 2020.
✪ What you will not be able to do without a star on your driver’s license:
- Enter federal buildings
- Restricted inter-state travel by plane
- Enter any military precinct
HOW TO APPLY / RENEW
For NC Residents
To get the new license, simply apply in person at the DMV and bring:
- $5 Dollars
- A birth certificate or a social security card
- Any proof of residency including a utility bill, NC mailings (or current state), or any letter from the state that was mailed to your address.
And that’s it! You will have the all-anointed star on your ID!! You’ll now be able to enter federal facilities, military precincts, and travel within the US by air.
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🔗 Linked below are additional resources on renewing your ID and the original resources cited.
Winston-Salem Journal printed publication September 29, 2017; p1 State officials tout ‘Real ID’
NC DMV – Real ID: https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/driver/realid/
WS Journal Article ~ Sept. 28th 2017
WS Journal Article ~ April 26th 2017