REAL ID To Be Issued Starting October 1

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will begin issuing optional REAL ID compliant
driver’s licenses and identification cards to interested Virginians starting October 1st. As of October 1, 2020, the federal government will require a REAL ID compliant form of identification for boarding a domestic flight or entering a secure federal facility or military base. An in-person visit, with appropriate documentation, is necessary to obtain a REAL ID , but several other forms of ID, including a U.S. Passport and some military IDs, will also be accepted for federal identification. Visit for more information.