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GETTING OR RENEWING A MA DRIVER’S LICENSE, LEARNER’S PERMIT, OR MA ID CARD?

Kate Dempsey Mar 22, 2018 11:23:08 AM
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On March 26, 2018, you need documents showing U.S. citizenship or lawful presence as required by federal and state law. Review the checklist below for the types of documents you will need. All documents MUST be originals.

Get Ready:

Step 1: Locate your Social Security Number

(Choose one document for REAL ID. For a Standard ID, SSN must be verified electronically.

  • SSN Card
  • W-2 Form                                                              
  • SSA-1099 Form
  • Non-SSA-1099 Form
  • Pay stub with applicant's name and SSN

* Applications without an SSN must present an SSA denial notice, forgein passport, VISA and 1-94. Documents presented must display full nine digits of SSN.

 

Step 2: Choose one lawful presence/date of birth document

   

  • US Passport/Passport card
  • Certified copy of US birth certificate
  • Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-561)
  • Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-561 or N570)
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240, DS-1350 or FS-545)
  • Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551)
  • Employment Authorization Card (Form I-766 or I-688B)
  • Foreign Passport with US VISA Affixed and I-94 Stamp

 

Step 3: Choose a MA residency document (2 for REAL ID, 1 for MA Standard ID)

  • MA RMV-issued documents such as a renewal letter
  • State/Federal/Municipal/City/Town/Country Agency-issued documents such as 1st class mail, MA-issued professional license with photo, Medicaid statement, firearms card, jury duty summons, court correspondence, property tax or excise tax dated within 60 days
  • Bills such as a utility bill, credit card statement or medical statements dated within 60 days
  • Lease, mortgage or rental contract dated within 60 day
  • Financial-related documents such as a blank statement with image of personal checks, W-2, pension statement, retirement statement pay stubs, SSA statement or instalment loan contract dated within 60 days
  • School-issued documents such as school transcript, proof of enrolment, tuition bill, school record for the current year

 

Get Your License/ID

  • Start application online at Mass.gov/ID
  • For renewals applicants must choose:
    • Standard license or ID card: may be able to complete online
    • REAL ID license or ID card: must visit a RMV Service Center or AAA office (if a member)
  • All first-time applicants must visit a RMV Service Center and bring appropriate documents
  • A REAL ID license/ID costs the same as a Standard license/ID

For more information visit: mass.gov/ID
Rev. 3/12/18 by MA RMV


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