With six months to go until the federally mandated deadline for REAL ID compliance, 88% of Marylanders are fully prepared. But that means more than 500,000 other Marylanders will be unable to board an airplane or gain access to federal facilities after the federal deadline of May 3, 2023 – unless they act soon to obtain their REAL ID. To help the transition go as smooth as possible for those remaining Marylanders, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) is making the process quicker and easier than ever before. “I am incredibly proud our customers’ responsiveness in providing documents to become REAL ID compliant over the last several years. As we enter the final stretch, I am confident Marylanders will be prepared for the transition enabling them to continue their travels uninterrupted,” said MDOT MVA Administrator Chrissy Nizer. “Over the last several years, the agency has expanded its partnerships and services to assist more than 4.3 million Marylanders in becoming compliant and will continue to provide all our customers premier service.” The federal REAL ID Act was passed by Congress after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Once in effect, people will be required to have a […]
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