New Requirements In Place For License, Learners Permit Or ID Card

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles is reminding the public that as of March 26, customers will need documentation showing United States citizenship or lawful presence as required by federal and state law.

The definition of Lawful presence is a person who is legally living in the United States according to immigration laws. Non-U.S. individuals studying, working, or living temporarily in the U.S. may have temporary lawful presence that can vary in length.

Customers will have the choice of a REAL ID Driver’s License or ID card, which were created in 2005 as a result of 9/11, or a Standard Driver’s License or ID Card.

After October of 2020, citizens will need either apassportorREAL IDMassachusetts Driver’s License to fly in the United States.

Prior toMarch 26, customers can process renewals online or in person at an RMV Service Center or, if a member, at a AAA location.

Anyone needing more information should visit mass.gov/id.

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