Beginning October 1, 2020, Pennsylvanians will need a REAL ID-compliant driver's license, photo ID card, or another form of federally-acceptable identification (such as a valid passport or military ID) to board a domestic commercial flight or enter a federal building or military installation that requires ID.
REAL IDs will be available in March 2019 to Pennsylvanians who want them. If you are unsure whether you should get a REAL ID, I urge you to attend my Real ID Information session. A representative from PennDOT will give a presentation on the facts surrounding REAL IDs and answer all related questions.
If you decide that REAL ID is right for you, there are proactive steps you can take now to ensure you are ready. PennDOT will need to verify your identity, your social security number, and your Pennsylvania residency, even if you already have a Pennsylvania driver's license or photo ID card. If you need a replacement birth certificate or Social Security card, please visit www.health.pa.gov/topics/ certificates/Pages/Birth-Certificates.aspx or socialsecurity.gov.
For more information, please contact Senator Leach’s Office at 610.768.4200.