Six months left to get Tennessee REAL ID
Tennessee citizens have just six months to make the move to a Tennessee REAL ID to maintain access to certain federal facilities and board commercial air flights.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Tennessee citizens have just six months to make the move to a Tennessee REAL ID to maintain access to certain federal facilities and board commercial air flights.
The REAL ID is a new type of driver license that began being issued in 2019. You know you’ve got one if you see a yellow star in the top right of the card.
To grab your REAL ID, you’ll need to bring a proof of US citizenship or legal presence, a valid Social Security Number and two proofs of Tennessee residency. There’s a couple more steps if you’ve had your name legally changed. A complete list of supported documents can be found here. Just bring the documents, not photocopies, to a Driver Services Center or a participating County Clerk office.
The REAL ID will cost the standard $28, same as previous licenses. However, there will be an added fee if you get your new ID outside of your renewal period. You’ll need a REAL ID by May 3, 2023.
Those without a REAL ID who need to access the services where it is required can use a valid US passport instead.
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