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Old 03-18-2019, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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As long as your current license is valid in your state then you don't HAVE to get it. Once the license has expired your new license will likely be the new enhanced version. I haven't heard of a state offering people the option to choose between the old version and the new REAL ID, someone please correct me if I am wrong.

Not sure why you are so confused. Is there a reason that you want to avoid getting a READ ID compliant license?

Alaska, for one. Your choice as to which one you get.
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:16 PM
 
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As long as your current license is valid in your state then you don't HAVE to get it. Once the license has expired your new license will likely be the new enhanced version. I haven't heard of a state offering people the option to choose between the old version and the new REAL ID, someone please correct me if I am wrong.
North Carolina
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:46 PM
 
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As long as your current license is valid in your state then you don't HAVE to get it. Once the license has expired your new license will likely be the new enhanced version. I haven't heard of a state offering people the option to choose between the old version and the new REAL ID, someone please correct me if I am wrong.
Virginia gives you your choice.
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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I also have a number of non-driving friends who just use their passport for domestic flights rather than fuss with getting some type of state level government id card.
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:10 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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according to this article most states are quickly becoming "Real ID" compliant.
https://upgradedpoints.com/real-id-act

Carry your passport just in case you decide (or need) to escape from the USA while you are out and about.
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Old 03-19-2019, 04:03 AM
 
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New York offers three different versions of drivers licenses that can be used for different ID requirements at two or three different prices. They also require different levels of documentation and may take two or three different amounts of time to complete the process.

Just go to the motor vehicle website for the state in which you reside and look up license renewal. I'm sure the answers you seek will be there.
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Old 03-19-2019, 04:16 AM
 
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since we already have passports that is what we will use
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Old 03-19-2019, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Is the Passport Card compliant?
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Old 03-19-2019, 05:18 AM
 
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The most important difference between U.S. passport books and passport cards is that passport cards are not valid for international air travel; they're only acceptable for land and sea border crossings between the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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The most important difference between U.S. passport books and passport cards is that passport cards are not valid for international air travel; they're only acceptable for land and sea border crossings between the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
But are they compliant for domestic travel, so you don't need the passport book in the absence of a compliant DL?
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