MVA Real ID License Renewal

stgislander

Well-Known Member
There are stories being published about the issues getting the new Real ID compliant drivers licenses from MVA. Especially people needing to order new Social Security cards. The instructions from MVA state that one can use a W-2 form in lieu of a Social Security card as proof of Social Security. Has anyone tried this and was it successful?
 

awpitt

Main Streeter
I haven't but wanted to point out another item.... Having the "star" on your license isn't a guarantee that your license is compliant.
People need to follow the link below, type in their license number and it will tell you if your license is compliant with Real ID. There are a lot of licenses that have the star that were issued during 2016 & 2017 and are not compliant.

http://www.mva.maryland.gov/realid/realidlookup.htm
 

jazz lady

~*~ rara avis ~*~
PREMO Member
I haven't but wanted to point out another item.... Having the "star" on your license isn't a guarantee that your license is compliant.
People need to follow the link below, type in their license number and it will tell you if your license is compliant with Real ID. There are a lot of licenses that have the star that were issued during 2016 & 2017 and are not compliant.

http://www.mva.maryland.gov/realid/realidlookup.htm
Thanks. I renewed my license in November of 2017 and it does have the star, but using that site I find it is not compliant.
 
I haven't but wanted to point out another item.... Having the "star" on your license isn't a guarantee that your license is compliant.
People need to follow the link below, type in their license number and it will tell you if your license is compliant with Real ID. There are a lot of licenses that have the star that were issued during 2016 & 2017 and are not compliant.

http://www.mva.maryland.gov/realid/realidlookup.htm
Thanx for that. I have a star, but apparently my license is non-compliant.
 

awpitt

Main Streeter
Same here. I'm not sure what happened. I had to take a bunch of documents with me that time with the understanding the my license would be compliant. Even took my DD214 so the Veteran designation would be added. But now, come to find out, I have to go through it again.
 

SailorGirl

Well-Known Member
There are stories being published about the issues getting the new Real ID compliant drivers licenses from MVA. Especially people needing to order new Social Security cards. The instructions from MVA state that one can use a W-2 form in lieu of a Social Security card as proof of Social Security. Has anyone tried this and was it successful?
I have an appointment tomorrow to get my renewed and can ask for you. Why does it have to be compliant I wonder? It's a ridiculous amount of paperwork needed in my opinion - who's brilliant idea was it anyway?
 

SailorGirl

Well-Known Member
Interesting.... one of the documents you can use as proof is a valid vehicle title. Why do I have to bring a copy when they can just view it on their terminal? I mean, this is the MVA after all.....

:lol:
Maybe if you personally have the original and bring it in; it verifies what they have on their computer?
 

awpitt

Main Streeter
Basically, Real ID is a set of federal standards that your license must comply with by October 2020. If it is not in compliance by then, you will not be able to use your license for anything dealing with the federal govt. to include boarding a commercial flight or using it to enter a federal facility, or using it to get/renew a CAC.
 

SailorGirl

Well-Known Member
Basically, Real ID is a set of federal standards that your license must comply with by October 2020. If it is not in compliance by then, you will not be able to use your license for anything dealing with the federal govt. to include boarding a commercial flight or using it to enter a federal facility, or using it to get/renew a CAC.
Doesn't sound like I really need one. I don't fly, I can't remember the last time I entered a federal facility, and I don't need a CAC.
 
Doesn't sound like I really need one. I don't fly, I can't remember the last time I entered a federal facility, and I don't need a CAC.
Same. I use my Passport if I fly. BUT... someone will give you grief eventually about it, so might as well get it done.
 

glhs837

Power with Control
After a certain point, no boarding aircraft for you. Not commercial ones anyway. Mine used in 2016 isnt compliant, so I set my appointment for early next month.
 

SailorGirl

Well-Known Member
Same. I use my Passport if I fly. BUT... someone will give you grief eventually about it, so might as well get it done.
I have to get my license renewed regardless and the impression I got was that if I don't bring all those documents with me they won't renew it. I'm hoping they accept everything because I have one that might be questionable and I DON'T want to pay $79.00 to get something that will please DMV. It says on their website that they need a government issued (or words to that effect) marriage certificate because the name is different than my birth certificate. To the best of my knowledge, my marriage certificate is an original. It's got a gold seal on it and you can just barely make out Circuit Court of Baltimore City imprinted on it. It's not the normal seal that you get when you ask for a copy - you know the raised imprint. On everything else that I've read they said original or certified copy like birth certificate, on the marriage certificate the site states government issued marriage certificate unless the Baltimore City imprint is government issued? Wish I knew for sure before I go tomorrow.
 
I have to get my license renewed regardless and the impression I got was that if I don't bring all those documents with me they won't renew it. I'm hoping they accept everything because I have one that might be questionable and I DON'T want to pay $79.00 to get something that will please DMV. It says on their website that they need a government issued (or words to that effect) marriage certificate because the name is different than my birth certificate. To the best of my knowledge, my marriage certificate is an original. It's got a gold seal on it and you can just barely make out Circuit Court of Baltimore City imprinted on it. It's not the normal seal that you get when you ask for a copy - you know the raised imprint. On everything else that I've read they said original or certified copy like birth certificate, on the marriage certificate the site states government issued marriage certificate unless the Baltimore City imprint is government issued? Wish I knew for sure before I go tomorrow.
The gold seal on my marriage certificate dried up and fell off, much like the marriage... I still have it, but pretty sure it can't be used as an official document anymore. Good luck tomorrow and let us know how you made out.
 

SailorGirl

Well-Known Member
The gold seal on my marriage certificate dried up and fell off, much like the marriage... I still have it, but pretty sure it can't be used as an official document anymore. Good luck tomorrow and let us know how you made out.
uh oh. Does that mean I can't get my license or that I can't get a compliant license? It's $79.00 *ucking dollars to get document quickly.
 
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