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Do you have the star? DMV hosts town hall on how to get Real IDs

Posted at 6:19 AM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 02:20:00-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Department of Motor Vehicles hosted a town hall on Wednesday to answer questions regarding the Real ID process.

Starting Oct. 1, every Nevadan will need a Real ID to board domestic flights although passports will also be accepted.

“We came down with the things we think we need to have and if we don’t it gives us a little bit of time to get those things,” says Glenda Jones, who attended the meeting.

Glenda and her husband Phillip got to the Flamingo DMV early for the Town Hall hoping to one of the first into the meeting, and to get the ball rolling quick.

“It will be a mad dash if you wait until the last minute, can you imagine the complications and frustrations that will go on," says Philip Jones.

WHAT IS A REAL ID?

The DMV says the Real ID is a joint coordinated effort between states and the federal government to improve the accuracy of state-issued IDs.

DO I HAVE ONE ALREADY?

If there's a gold star in the corner of your driver's license, you already have a Real ID. If not, you can visit GetRealNevada.com and try the DMV's interactive quiz to see if a Real ID is right for you.

WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED?

The DMV says you need to bring certain documents with you when you get your Real ID. Here's what it says on the DMV website;

You must present all of the following:
  • Proof of Identity (one document) AND
  • If you have changed your name, Proof of All Name Change(s) AND
  • Proof of Social Security number AND
  • Proof of your Nevada residential address (two documents) AND
  • an Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card (DMV 002):

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Documents must be valid originals or certified copies that were issued in the United States (except foreign passports). The DMV does not accept photocopies. Documents presented will be scanned and stored.

MORE ABOUT THE TOWN HALL

The DMV town hall will takes place Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at the west Flamingo Road office.

To learn more about the Nevada Real ID visit dmvnv.com.

DMV NV West Flamingo is located on 8250 W Flamingo Road.