New York now compliant with REAL ID law

NEW YORK STATE (WROC) - Changes are coming to New York State driver's licenses that will affect how you travel starting October 1st, 2020. New York is now fully compliant with "Real ID" requirements meaning that you'll need a Real ID or enhanced drivers license to fly domestically less than three years from now.

Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello says that air travel will be the biggest impact of the change and that he recommends people without enhanced licenses to upgrade before the change. "If you have a standard drivers license with a standard non-driver ID, if you also don't have a US Passport, you're going to want to upgrade that to a real ID.

There won't be much added cost to upgrading licenses. Renewing an expired license is free while an upgrade to a non-expired license will cost $12.50.

You can upgrade by visiting you local DMV and bringing forward the necessary documents.

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