Will you need a REAL ID for air travel? Get an early start on the verification process and eliminate your trip to a PennDOT Driver’s License Center by visiting the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.
AVP is hosting a REAL ID Mobile Verification Unit (also known as a REAL ID Pop-Up), which allows Pennsylvania residents to pre-verify for REAL ID without visiting a PennDOT Driver License Center. PennDOT staff will scan the required documents to a particular driver’s record and mark it as “REAL ID Eligible.” The REAL ID Mobile Verification Unit is scheduled to be at AVP on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 from 5–8 p.m. in the Terminal Building, Main Level.
“AVP is committed to ensuring our passengers understand the importance of REAL ID and making the resources available before it becomes mandatory for air travel in October 2020,” said Carl R. Beardsley, Jr., AVP Executive Director
Once REAL ID’s are available in March 2019, Pennsylvania residents can apply for their REAL ID online, pay the applicable fees, and it will be mailed to them directly within ten (10) business days. PennDOT is required to verify original versions or certified copies of the documents listed below:
- Proof of Identity – Examples: Original or certified copy of a birth certificate with raised seal; valid U.S. Passport or Passport Card, etc.
- Proof of Social Security Number – Original social security card (cannot be laminated or sealed in plastic)
- Proof of PA Residency (TWO documents) – Examples: Current, unexpired PA driver’s license or photo ID card, No more than 90-day-old bank statement or utility bill with the same name and address, W-2 Form, etc.
- Proof of all Legal Name Changes – Examples: Marriage certificate or court order issued by your county’s family court, etc.
If you’re unable to make the Nov. 8 date but will eventually need a REAL ID, additional dates for the REAL ID Pop-Up at AVP have already been added: Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 and Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019.