How to Apply for Real ID in New Jersey
A REAL ID in New Jersey is a secure credential that complies with federal standards. Under the REAL ID act, you will need this type of credential in order...
A REAL ID in New Jersey is a secure credential that complies with federal standards. Under the REAL ID act, you will need this type of credential in order to board domestic flights or enter certain federal facilities starting in 2020. The state’s Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) will begin issuing REAL IDs that comply with the federal guidelines in 2019. If you rely on your license or ID as a primary source of identification, it may be in your best interest to get a federally-compliant card before the 2020 deadline.
The process of obtaining a REAL ID driver’s license is similar to getting a standard ID or license. You will still need to undergo licensing tests (if necessary), pay a fee and have your photo taken. The main difference between a REAL ID card and a standard credential is that you need to submit more paperwork in order to get a secure card. Furthermore, these cards can only be issued in person rather than through an alternative method.
REAL ID cards function like regular licenses or ID and can be used for driving and/or proof of identity, as they always have. However, a secure card has the added benefit of working as a form of federally-accepted identification. Read More