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Real ID's required by 2020

ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - The DMV  has launched a "real id" public awareness campaign - encouraging all New Yorkers to get a "real id" and get one now, because by the year 2020 it will be required. 

If you want to fly within the united states using your New York state- issued license or ID card you will need a real id or enhanced driver license starting October 1, 2020. According to Chemung County Clerk Katie Hughes you will need this real ID if you plan to travel abroad, "You have to get the real ID if you go abroad, and you have to boarder to go abroad," Hughes said, "you're going to have your passport of course, and that's the major thing if you have your passport that'll get you through anything which is good, now this is going to be required by 2020."

You will need to go to your local DMV to receive this real ID, as it will be unavailable to be processed online. If you plan on obtaining the real ID you will need to bring a few proofs of ID which include:

  • Birth Certificate with the seal
  • Social Security Card
  • Two other forms of ID to show proof of address

Remember, this will be mandatory by October 2020 if you plan on traveling abroad.


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