This Morning: Reminders about REAL ID compliant cards


According to the Michigan Secretary of State’s Office:

Starting Oct. 1, 2020, Michigan residents will need to present a REAL ID-compliant document to fly within the United States and enter certain federal facilities under federal law.

Michigan Secretary of State offices now offer REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and ID cards, which are marked with a gold circle with a star inside.

REAL ID-compliant driver's license

In addition, Michigan offers Enhanced Driver’s Licenses and ID Cards, which also are REAL ID compliant and are marked with a U.S. flag.

Other compliant documents include valid U.S. passports and trusted traveler cards issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Find a full list from the federal Transportation Security Administration

To apply for a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or ID card, you’ll need to bring your valid U.S. passport or certified birth certificate with a raised seal or stamp to any Secretary of State office.

Other documents verifying legal presence are accepted

If your name is different from what’s on your birth certificate, you’ll need to bring in a certified name-change document, such as your marriage license or court order.

Multiple documents may be needed if your name has changed more than once.

There is no extra cost to apply when renewing your driver’s license or ID, but if you apply outside of your normal renewal time, a duplicate card fee will be charged. That is around $9.00.

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If you have any questions about obtaining a driver’s license or state ID, please call the Department of State Information Center at 888-SOS-MICH (767-6424).

A list of REAL ID FAQs is also available to help you find the information you need.

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