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  • Washington driver's license renewal

    Washington Driver’s License Renewal Process to Change July 1st

    As of July 1st, the Washington driver’s license renewal process is changing to comply with new REAL ID requirements. Washington state has been resistant to these changes in years prior, and are looking to get up to speed with new regulations to help prepare the public for October 2020,...
  • 4th of July travel

    4th of July Travel at All Time High

    Bill Sutherland, senior Vice President of AAA Travel & Publishing stated 4th of July travel in 2018 is at an all time high! Americans are expected to break records this year by traveling 50 miles away or more this Independence Day.   This isn’t too surprising, considering the holiday...
  • Real ID DMV

    Real ID DMV – California Update

    Department of Motor Vehicles offices across the state of California are struggling to manage increased demand for Real IDs. Customers have complained of long lines, with wait times often approaching five hours or more at certain locations. As of June 2018, select Real ID DMV locations in the Bay Area...
  • Passport without appointment

    Get a Passport Without Appointment

    Passport Day is coming up on June 9th. What does this mean for you? If you and your family are looking to apply for a new passport or renew an old one, you’ll want to take advantage of this! The Seattle Passport Agency will be opening their offices on...
  • International Traveler's Checklist

    International Traveler’s Checklist – How to Prepare

    Planning international travel this summer? Check out this handy international traveler’s checklist from the US Department of State – Bureau of Consumer Affairs division for everything you need to know when planning that international trip.   It’s important to research your travel destination and visa requirements, understand crisis planning...
  • Massachusetts Real ID Drivers Licenses | Now Available

    Massachusetts Real ID is now available! As of Monday, March 26th, 2018, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles will offer Real ID drivers licenses to the public. These new drivers licenses will cost the same as a regular license, if you are renewing an expiring license. If you’d like...
  • Real ID Updates – Minnesota Granted Real ID Compliance Extension

    Minnesotans have been granted some breathing room on their Real ID compliance deadline. Due to a request by Gov. Dayton, residents of Minnesota now have until October of 2018 before worrying about updating their current licenses or IDs to a Real ID. Click here for more information about the...
  • Real ID Compliant States 2018 | Update from VitalChek