New York DMV Reminds Travelers to Get Real ID


ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – The New York DMV issued a reminder that in six months, a standard license or non-driver ID will no longer be accepted for flights within the U.S.

According to the DMV, travelers will need a REAL ID, an enhanced ID, or a passport to board domestic flights starting May 3rd.

The federal law requires those who are applying for a REAL ID to do so in person. DMV customers who visit select offices can now get their application for a REAL ID or Enhanced ID digitally pre-screened prior to visiting the DMV.

The DMV says that customers who take advantage of this option will know whether they have all the required paperwork and verification documents they need to successfully complete their transaction, before ever going to a DMV office.

Customers who visit the Chemung County D-M-V can now get their application for an enhanced ID pre-screened digitally prior to visiting.

Those who want to sign up for the pre-screen option can do so by clicking here.


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