DMV encourages New Yorkers to apply now for a real ID

The new deadline to get your Real ID is inching closer.

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That deadline is two years from Monday, so the DMV is encouraging New Yorkers not to wait until the last minute and apply now.
Starting on May 7, 2025, every traveler will need a Real ID, or a Real ID compliant document, like an enhanced license or a us passport, to fly within the U.S.

The agency says you can also use DMV’s pre-screening service to make the process easier.