With Memorial Day weekend kicking off the summer travel season, the Department of Motor Vehicles reminded New Yorkers to make sure they are prepared for future travel.
According to the federal REAL ID Act, which begins October 1, 2020, a REAL ID-compliant document such as a REAL ID, Enhanced Driver License or a U.S. Passport will be needed to fly within the United States.
REAL ID licenses and non-driver identification cards are available now at DMV offices statewide.
“There are less than 500 days until the REAL ID law takes effect,” said Acting DMV Commissioner Mark J.F. Schroeder. “That may seem like a long time, but it will go quickly. We urge New Yorkers to get one today while travel is top of mind, so their future travel plans are not impacted.”