– The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has scheduled another opportunity for people to get their N.C. REAL IDs
The final REAL ID Express Day will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Hendersonville driver license office, 125 Baystone Drive. The NCDMV has hosted REAL ID Express Days in several North Carolina communities to help more than 2,900 people get their identification quicker.
Starting October 2020, people will be required to have a REAL ID, a valid U.S. passport or another federally approved identification to board commercial flights, enter federal facilities and visit military installations. Some military bases already require REAL ID.
People who visit the Hendersonville office on Saturday will be able to convert their current driver license or ID cards to REAL IDs. Anyone with an expiration date before Nov. 4 is eligible to renew their license or ID card now. Duplicates and first-time ID cards will also be available.
Knowledge tests, driving skills tests and legal presence or lawful status transactions will not be provided during REAL ID Day at the Hendersonville office. Instead, people who wish to take a test or conduct a lawful status transaction can go to the Asheville office from 8 a.m.-noon each Saturday.
To obtain a REAL ID, residents will need to bring the following documents (no photocopies) to the driver license office:
- One (1) proof of identity/date of birth: certified birth certificate or unexpired U.S. passport
- One (1) proof of full Social Security Number: Social Security card, W-2 or 1099 tax form
- Two (2) proofs of current physical address: driver license, vehicle registration card, voter registration card, utility bill, cable bill or bank statement
- Proof of name change (if applicable): certified marriage license, divorce decree and/or court document indicating the name change (number of documents depend on number of name changes)
Additional documents that can be used to obtain a REAL ID are available at NCREALID.gov
NCDMV officials encourage residents to double-check their documents before arriving at the driver license office. Photocopies of certified birth certificates, Social Security cards and marriage licenses or divorce decrees will not be accepted. NCDMV only accepts certified birth certificates and marriage licenses issued by a county register of deeds or state vital records office.
More than 1 million North Carolinians have obtained a REAL ID since its debut in May 2017.