So you need a REAL ID in North Carolina?

 

What You’ll Need

  • Proof of lawful presence in U.S. and date of birth
    • U.S. passport;
    • U.S. birth certificate (original or certified copy);
    • Permanent resident card;
    • Employment authorization document; OR
    • Foreign passport with approved I-94 form 
  • Proof of Social Security number
    • Social Security card; 
    • W-2 form or 1099 form; 
    • Pay stub with your name and full Social Security number; OR
    • SSN Denial Notice with passport, visa, and I-94 form
  • Proof of North Carolina residency (2 forms of proof required)
    • Valid North Carolina driver’s license
    • Lease, mortgage, or rental contract
    • Utility or cell phone bill (dated within 60 days)
    • Credit card statement (dated within 60 days)
    • Pay stub (dated within 60 days)
    • W-2 form from prior year
    • Vehicle insurance, renter’s insurance, or homeowner’s insurance policy for current year
    • DMV-issued correspondence (dated within 60 days and received via U.S. mail)
    • Document issued to you from state or local municipality (dated within 60 days)
    • Medical or hospital statement (dated within 60 days)
    • Bank statement (with images of cancelled personal checks dated within 60 days)
    • Current installment loan contract for a vehicle
    • Official school transcript for current year
    • Letter of proof of school enrollment (dated within 60 days)
    • School tuition bill for current year
  • $40 payment for REAL ID ($13 for non-driver REAL ID)

 

What You’ll Do

  • Step 1: Visit the DMV (optional: make an appointment!)
    • Submit the required documents & ID
    • Submit payment
    • Receive a REAL ID receipt
  • Step 2: Receive your North Carolina REAL ID via U.S. mail

 

Caveats and Exceptions

  • Has your name changed?  Then you will need to provide an original or certified copy of a name change document such as a marriage certificate or divorce decree.