MDOT MVA does not have a process by which customers can scan and upload REAL ID documents to our website. In order to get a REAL ID, you must bring your documents in person to an MDOT MVA branch. Any website claiming to provide this service is not affiliated with MDOT MVA.


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What Is Real ID? 

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Did you know federal requirements will require you to be compliant with REAL ID? Having a REAL ID compliant driver’s license or ID card will be necessary to board commercial aircraft or gain access to federal facilities. 

To be considered REAL ID compliant, you must have the required documents on file with the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA). To find out if you are Real ID compliant, visit our REAL ID Lookup Tool.  Customers are encouraged to make an appointment on the MDOT MVA website, and after collecting documentation visit a local branch to become REAL ID compliant.

What Are The CORE FOUR?

The Real ID Core Four are the four documents you’ll need to verify who you are and where you live.  Don’t leave for your MDOT MVA visit without them!  Collect the documents you need for Real ID and make an appointment to review them at the MDOT MVA.  Start here.

Real ID Toolkit

Want to better understand Real ID in Maryland and how it will impact you? Do you want to help communicate the message to family, friends, employees and other groups that you are a part of? Visit our SET…GO…READY! Real ID Toolkit to get fact sheets, posters, videos, social media messaging and more to share and help spread the word.  Visit our Real ID Toolkit.​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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