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.
Real ID is a federal security standard for IDs


Countdown to REAL ID Compliance:

May 7, 2025

What Is Real ID? 

Person holding a Real ID

Effective May 7, 2025​ federal requirements will require you to be compliant with the REAL ID Act. 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 (original or certified copy)documents on file with the MDOT MVA. To find out if you are Real ID compliant, visit our REAL ID Looku​p Tool​.  If the Lookup Tool indicates you must provide REAL ID documents, MDOT MVA will provide next steps on how to make an appointment and submit REAL ID documents.

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.  One Proof of Age and Identity, One Proof of Social Security and TWO Proofs of Maryland residency. Don’t leave for your MDOT MVA visit without them! 

NEW: MDOT MVA may already have social security documents on file! Visit our REAL ID Look Up Tool with your driver’s license number to confirm if we have your verified social security documentation. If verified that proof of social security is on file with MDOT MVA, you will not need to bring it to your appointment. 

Please note: Documents must be the original or certified copy.

Real ID Required Documents 
Proof Of Age and Identity 
Proof Of Social Security 
Proofs Of Maryland Residency 
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Please note: Documents must be the original or certified copy.

Set...Go...Ready...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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