Driver’s License Renewal Process

Driver’s License Renewal Process

In April 4, 2019

The REAL ID Act has started taking effect in several states across the nation. Those who have begun the process, discuss how timely the driver’s license renewal process has been. “Because of these changes, it’s a good idea for most people to begin the renewal process much earlier than they normally would. If you’re moving to another state, or your license is set to expire soon, expect getting that new license to take longer and be more complicated in the past.”

The article continues on to explain what two key factors would make obtaining a new driver’s license difficult and time consuming.

“One factor is the REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for the issuance of state driver’s licenses and identification cards, essentially making the cards the initial step in the security process. The new standards require more documentation to establish your identity before the ID will be issued. The second factor is DMV employees are the adjudicators of whether documentation is acceptable. There’s no appeal, except to the supervisor in the office, if they choose to become involved…”

The types of documents required in order to get your new driver’s license are as follows:

  • Proof of identity
    • Birth certificate
    • Unexpired passport
  • Proof of Social Security
    • Social Security Cardo W-2
    • Proof of Address (2 Items)
  • Proof of All Name Changes

Avoid the agony of having to deal with the time-consuming process of getting a new driver’s license. Don’t wait for the last minute. Update your driver’s license as soon as you can. For more information about this topic, click here or visit dhs.gov/real-id.

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