LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle’s mobile pop-up was in Louisa on Monday to inform residents about the REAL ID and help them transfer to it from their current form of identification.
Employees of the DMV say they are trying to give residents easier access to their services.
The REAL ID was first enacted by the Patriot Act of 2005. Everybody in the United States will be impacted by it one way or the other.
By Oct. 1, 2020, you will need a REAL ID or passport in order to fly domestically or enter a federal building, maritime location or military base.
At the pop-up DMV offices, you will need to bring a birth certificate or passport, social security card and two proofs of physical residency.
For women, you’ll need to also include a marriage license for proof of name change if you are married.
After a session at the mobile DMV, you’ll leave with a temporary printed license stating its change to a REAL ID.
Within seven to ten business days, you’ll receive your official form of identification in the mail.
There are currently 11 mobile teams throughout Virginia doing the same thing.
Louisa County officials say Monday’s pop-up will not be the only one. They plan on allowing the DMV to use their office space every other month.
The DMV says it will continue to do this until the number of people attending drops significantly.