New report says more than half of Virginians have ‘Real ID’

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport want passengers to prepare for the new changes in identification requirements to travel.

A REAL ID will appear just like another state-issued ID but with an added star at the top right corner of the ID.

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – A new report to the General Assembly shows more than half of all Virginians have a Real ID Driver’s License.

New Federal requirements go into effect this October that requires you to upgrade to a Real ID in order to fly or visit a federal building, otherwise, you’ll have to possess a passport.

Governor Northam has proposed extra funding to hire another 100 people at DMV offices to help cut down on wait times associated with applying for updated identification.


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