MVA Real ID License Renewal

awpitt

Main Streeter
Not if they issue license to non-citizens. Besides, I don't think they can ask for ID when you go to the poll, just name.
They could always add a voter registration designation on the license. Something a non-citizen wouldn't be able to get. They've already done that for Veterans. I showed my DD-214 at the MVA and now my license shows that I'm a Veteran.
 

Tech

Well-Known Member
They could always add a voter registration designation on the license. Something a non-citizen wouldn't be able to get. They've already done that for Veterans. I showed my DD-214 at the MVA and now my license shows that I'm a Veteran.
Or even simpler, can't prove you're a citizen upon application, ALIEN stamped across it. Can't prove you're here legally, one not issued.
 

catlingirl

Member
Stupid question but do we have to pay to show our documents and to add a Veteran designation to our drivers license, if it’s already been renewed recently. And can a person be fined if license is suspended for not bringing in documents? Thanks
 

awpitt

Main Streeter
Stupid question but do we have to pay to show our documents and to add a Veteran designation to our drivers license, if it’s already been renewed recently. And can a person be fined if license is suspended for not bringing in documents? Thanks
I didn't have to pay to show documents. Still have my same license. They just update the database for the Feds. If they confiscate your license, you'll get a receipt you can use to drive in order to go to MVA. The license will not be suspended. If you want the Veteran designator added to your license, there will be a cost for getting a replacement license.
 

catlingirl

Member
I didn't have to pay to show documents. Still have my same license. They just update the database for the Feds. If they confiscate your license, you'll get a receipt you can use to drive in order to go to MVA. The license will not be suspended. If you want the Veteran designator added to your license, there will be a cost for getting a replacement license.
Thank you
 

frequentflier

happy to be living
Heading there tomorrow. With an appointment and every piece of documentation I can think of, I hope to be in and out quickly and hassle free!
 

Cruiserchick

New Member
I received my notice to update my paperwork by 2/20/20. No rush needed for an appointment. The requirements are self explanatory in the letter. I know of no other state having to reissue the REALID license. As usual, Maryland misinterpreting the 2008 regulations for the ID. Guess we need someone in state government who can read and understand.
 

awpitt

Main Streeter
I received my notice to update my paperwork by 2/20/20. No rush needed for an appointment. The requirements are self explanatory in the letter. I know of no other state having to reissue the REALID license. As usual, Maryland misinterpreting the 2008 regulations for the ID. Guess we need someone in state government who can read and understand.
Actually, it's not the state's fault. When Real ID was first passed, Maryland was one of the first states to comply. Maryland has been Real ID compliant since 2011. The problem now is that the Trump administration changed the Real ID requirements last year. So, now, the MVA is having to get people to come in with their documents in order to be in compliance with the NEW requirements. Maryland is not "reissuing" licenses that already have a Star. The are only adding the new documents to the database for the Feds.

Maryland's actions have resulted in Maryland being the first state to be in compliance with the new requirements.


Federal review is part of REAL ID process; Maryland recognition is first in nation

Glen Burnie, Md. (August 8, 2019) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has given the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) its stamp of approval for its compliance with federal REAL ID requirements. The agency on Wednesday recertified MDOT MVA’s REAL ID process, making Maryland the first state to achieve that designation.

The recertification affirms that Maryland has all documentation and security procedures in place that are required to make the state’s REAL ID driver’s licenses and identification cards compliant with federal law. In 2011, Maryland became one of the first states in the nation to have its REAL ID process certified. The REAL ID Act requires all states to recertify periodically, on a timetable determined by DHS.

“With about 14 months to go until the October 1, 2020, deadline for REAL ID, more than half of Marylanders are REAL ID compliant,” said MDOT MVA Administrator Chrissy Nizer. “I want to thank our customers for taking the time to collect their documents and come to our branches. With this recertification, Marylanders can feel confident their REAL ID driver’s license or identification card is one of the most secure in the country.”

The REAL ID Act was passed by Congress after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and creates standards for secure driver’s licenses and identification cards nationwide. By the October 2020 deadline, all Marylanders must have documents on file and be REAL ID compliant to use a state-issued driver’s license or identification card to board an airplane or enter federal government facilities. Documents required include: a birth certificate or passport, proof of social security and two documents proving Maryland residence.

Since launching its REAL ID process, MDOT MVA has expanded its appointment schedule, and now has more than 4,000 appointments available every day. In addition, the agency has extended hours on Thursdays statewide, and opened annex offices in Parkville and Columbia to help accommodate REAL ID customers.

“This recertification acknowledges all the hard work our MDOT MVA team has done to make it easier for customers to comply with REAL ID,” said Administrator Nizer.

MDOT MVA launched a secure online REAL ID Look Up tool, at realid.mva.maryland.gov, that allows customers to determine if they are REAL ID compliant or if action is needed. Customers can also access the Online Document Guide and make an appointment. Those with appointments are guaranteed to be seen within 15 minutes of their scheduled time. MDOT MVA has also expanded its social media and outreach efforts. REAL ID Ambassadors have attended 81 community events across the state since April to help educate Marylanders. Check out the outreach calendar to see when representatives will be at upcoming events.
 

frequentflier

happy to be living
Expect to be there less than 30 minutes. My time there was 13 minutes.
I was in and out in probably 13 minutes as well. The place was crazy busy, too! The longest wait was in line to check in.
Once I was back in Calvert, I counted my blessings that I don't have to drive in St May's Co often! Ditto for crossing the bridge. I almost got hit by someone that sped up to the merge and no one would let him in and he squeezed in front of a truck behind me that didn't want to let him in.
 
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I'm not due until 20-Nov, but have received MANY emails reminding me, and just now got a snail-mail just reiterating the same thing again.
 

awpitt

Main Streeter
I'm not due until 20-Nov, but have received MANY emails reminding me, and just now got a snail-mail just reiterating the same thing again.
Okay? So, what are you waiting for? My deadline was Nov 5th. I took care of last month. I made my appointment in mid-June. The earliest available appointment was mid-July. Don't wait until the last minute.
 
Okay? So, what are you waiting for? My deadline was Nov 5th. I took care of last month. I made my appointment in mid-June. The earliest available appointment was mid-July. Don't wait until the last minute.
Well, I'mSO frikkin proud of you!!!!!

I'll get there when I feel like it.
 

awpitt

Main Streeter
Well, I'mSO frikkin proud of you!!!!!

I'll get there when I feel like it.
Get there when you feel like it. Just trying to give you a heads up so you don't get caught in the last minute rush with the rest of the procrastinators.

You're welcome.
 

BernieP

Resident PIA
Or even simpler, can't prove you're a citizen upon application, ALIEN stamped across it. Can't prove you're here legally, one not issued.
the problem is, for political reasons they won't do that.
I'm beginning to think the powers that be on both sides want it that way for different reasons.
 

BernieP

Resident PIA
Okay? So, what are you waiting for? My deadline was Nov 5th. I took care of last month. I made my appointment in mid-June. The earliest available appointment was mid-July. Don't wait until the last minute.
I'm in with Gilligan, I'm in no freaking rush to take a half day off from work to run up and back to Loveville.
On top of that I don't have a new license, I must have just missed out, not scheduled for renewal until 2025.
So my question is, are they going to now force me to get a new license, and pay for it?
I know those with the new MD license and all only have to bring their paperwork to the MVA.
 

awpitt

Main Streeter
I'm in with Gilligan, I'm in no freaking rush to take a half day off from work to run up and back to Loveville.
On top of that I don't have a new license, I must have just missed out, not scheduled for renewal until 2025.
So my question is, are they going to now force me to get a new license, and pay for it?
I know those with the new MD license and all only have to bring their paperwork to the MVA.

My date of expiration is 2025 also. That tells me that you have a license with a star on it (upper right corner) because my license has a star. If that's the case, you just need to bring in the documentation so they can scan it into the database for the Feds. You don't need to take a half day off work in order to do this. If you make an appointment, you'll be in and out of the MVA in less than 15 minutes. That's how it worked for both me and my wife. Just schedule an appoint for late afternoon and leave work a little early. It's really not that difficult.
 

BernieP

Resident PIA
My date of expiration is 2025 also. That tells me that you have a license with a star on it (upper right corner) because my license has a star. If that's the case, you just need to bring in the documentation so they can scan it into the database for the Feds. You don't need to take a half day off work in order to do this. If you make an appointment, you'll be in and out of the MVA in less than 15 minutes. That's how it worked for both me and my wife. Just schedule an appoint for late afternoon and leave work a little early. It's really not that difficult.
I do not have the new license, no star, the old plain one.
Factor almost an hour each way into that round trip. So it is significantly more time off than 15 minutes, assuming they are running on time.
 
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