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  • Illinois REAL ID

    Illinois REAL ID Updates

    As of recently, Illinois residents now have the opportunity to apply for their Illinois REAL ID card – a new identification card that meets strict federal security requirements. The state is not urging its residents to opt into the change immediately. They can continue using their existing state-issued identification...
  • NC DMV Express

    REAL ID Update – NC DMV Express Days

    Calling all North Carolina drivers! If you have not updated your driver’s license to be REAL ID compliant and would like to do so, the NC DMV Express Days allow you to obtain your new card much quicker. If your current license expires six months before October 2020, you...
  • Driver’s License Renewal Process

    Driver’s License Renewal Process

    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...
  • Travel Authorization Required to Enter Europe

    Travel Authorization Required to Enter Europe

    The European Commission has passed a law that requires anyone, including U.S. citizens traveling to select countries within Europe, to apply for a travel authorization. The travel authorization known as European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will grant travelers access to 26 countries within the Schengen Area. The...
  • Travel warning for the Bahamas

    Travel Warning for the Bahamas

    The State Department recently issued a travel warning for those planning a trip to the Bahamas in the near future. While criminal activities such as burglaries, armed robberies and sexual assault in the Bahamas are on the rise, travelers are warned to “exercise extreme caution”. The article states “The...
  • NC Identity Fraud

    Changes Coming to Prevent NC Identity Fraud

    As of February 25th, a new State-to-State Electronic Verification System, will provide NC residents the extra protection they need against identity fraud. The updated system will notify the NCDMV of those who carry a driver’s license in more than one state. The system will be able to confirm a...
  • REAL ID PA

    REAL ID PA Updates

    A backlog of nearly 30,000 unprocessed PennDOT applications for the REAL ID PA cards, is raising concerns for applicants trying to obtain their new card before the deadline of October 1, 2020. Few have reported waiting weeks, some even months to receive their new ID cards. It is estimated...
  • Tennessee REAL ID

    Tennessee REAL ID Coming In July 2019

    Starting July 1, 2019, Tennessee residents will have the option to upgrade to federally approved ID cards. Not everyone is required to have the updated ID card. However, if residents are traveling via planes, entering federal buildings, or military bases and do not have a passport handy, this new...