Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, federal law will require a driver’s license or identification card to be REAL ID compliant in order to board a domestic, commercial flight, among other federal activities. Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport has partnered with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles to help travelers prepare for REAL ID changes by bringing one of the agency’s mobile offices to the airport on Jan. 16.
“The October 2020 deadline will be here before you know it,” said Kimberly Davis, GSP customer service and community relations manager, in a news release. “The SCDMV REAL ID event at GSP provides a convenient way for Upstate passengers to obtain a REAL ID without the long lines and hassle of going to the SCDMV.”
The REAL ID Act passed by Congress in 2005 set the standard for state driver’s license and ID cards to be accepted by the Federal Government to enter a federal building, visit a military base and board a domestic, commercial flight. A South Carolina REAL ID has a gold star to indicate that it meets federal standards.
The DMV mobile office will be located in the GSP Conference Center from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to issue REAL IDs for people with the correct identification. South Carolina residents wanting to purchase a REAL ID on Jan. 16 must be U.S. citizens and bring original or government-issued copies of the following documentation:
- Proof of identity (government-issued birth certificate or valid U.S. passport)
- Proof of social security number
- Two proofs of current, physical South Carolina address
- Proof of all legal name changes
A list of the documents accepted for each category is available online.