New York motor vehicles agency touts Real and Enhanced ID

New York's Department of Motor Vehicles is urging people to get a Real ID when they renew their driver's license to avoid having to make another trip to the DMV.

Posted: Jul. 6, 2018 11:02 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's Department of Motor Vehicles is urging people to get a Real ID when they renew their driver's license to avoid having to make another trip to the DMV.

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Starting on Oct. 1, 2020, standard driver's licenses won't be accepted for domestic air travel without additional documentation. Motor Vehicles officials are launching a statewide promotional tour to inform people about the upcoming change.

Customers now have three options when getting a driver's license or non-driver ID: Standard, Real ID or Enhanced. The differences are spelled out on the DMV website .

The cost to get a Real ID is the same as a standard license or non-driver ID, but an Enhanced license costs an extra $30 and requires an office visit to prove your identity.

For more information about NYS driver's licenses, click here.

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