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NC DMV schedules more REAL ID Express Days

Posted March 19, 2019 10:40 a.m. EDT
Updated March 19, 2019 10:46 a.m. EDT

— The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is offering more REAL ID Express Days this spring. REAL ID Express Days are opportunities to get ID cards quicker.

To date, REAL ID Express Days have drawn more than 700 customers to offices in Fayetteville, Jacksonville and Charlotte.

REAL ID Express Days will be from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in select driver license offices on the following Saturdays:

  • March 23 and April 13: Avent Ferry Shopping Center, 3231 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh
  • March 30: North Main Crossing, 801A North Main St., Kernersville
  • April 27: East Greensboro, 2527 East Market St., Greensboro
  • May 4: Hendersonville, 125 Baystone Drive, Hendersonville

On REAL ID Express Days, people can convert their current driver license or ID cards to REAL IDs. Anyone with an expiration date six months before the REAL ID date will be eligible to renew their license or ID card during their visit. Duplicates and first time ID cards will also be available.

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The North Carolina Azalea Festival, April 6-7 in Wilmington, and the Got to Be NC Festival, May 17-19 in Raleigh, also offer opportunities for people to get their REAL IDs. The NCDMV plans to station mobile driver license units at both spring festivals.

Beginning in October 2020, people will be required to have a REAL ID or valid U.S. passport for flying, entering federal facilities and visiting military installations. Some military installations already require REAL ID.

Bring to the driver license office the following required documents (no photocopies) to obtain a REAL ID:

  • One (1) proof of identity/date of birth: Certified birth certificate or unexpired U.S. passport
  • One (1) proof of full Social Security Number: Social Security card, W-2 or 1099
  • Two (2) proofs of current physical address: Driver license, vehicle registration card, voter registration card, utility bill, cable bill, bank statement
  • Proof of name change (if applicable): Certified marriage license, divorce decree and/or court document indicating the name change (number of documents depend on number of name changes)

Additional documents are available at