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Real ID from the Nevada DMV

TSA AgentNevada issues driver’s licenses and identification cards that comply with the federal Real ID Act of 2005.

As of October 1, 2020, the federal government will require your driver’s license or ID card to be Real ID compliant if you wish to use it as identification to board an aircraft or enter federal facilities where ID is required.

Existing Nevada driver’s licenses and ID cards will continue to be accepted until expiration or October 1, 2020, whichever is sooner. This includes cards marked “NOT FOR FEDERAL OFFICIAL USE.”

To obtain a Real ID license or ID card, you must present proof of identity, social security number and two proofs of address in person at the DMV one time, even if you did so prior to Real ID implementation in November, 2014.

There is no rush. You can wait until your next renewal or other change.

See How to Get a Real ID License or ID Card

Real ID is an optional program. There are other forms of acceptable federal identification including a passport.

However, non-compliant cards are marked “NOT FOR FEDERAL OFFICIAL USE.” The Nevada DMV recommends that residents obtain a Real ID compliant license or ID card at the next renewal or any other change. There is no additional fee.

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