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DPS launches new website for help with REAL ID

Posted at 10:05 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 23:58:04-04

The Department of Public Safety launched a new website Tuesday to help people understand how to get a REAL ID.

The website features a quiz to help determine if you need a REAL ID or not.

There's also a checklist of the documents you need to obtain a REAL ID, including:

  • proof of identity (passport or certified birth certificate)
  • proof of social security (social security card or W2)
  • and two proofs of residency (mortgage or lease agreement or utility bill)

DPS officials said they have already issued 265 REAL IDs during the pilot program.

The agency plans to start issuing REAL IDs to the public on July 1 at the main Oklahoma City location and then spread to locations in Tulsa and finally, the whole state by the end of October, according to DPS officials.

As officials begin issuing REAL IDs, the website will be updated with available locations.

Prices for a REAL ID and a list of frequently asked questions are also available on the website.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security pushed back the deadline for REAL ID from Oct. 1 of 2020 to Oct. 1 of 2021.

Click here to learn more about REAL ID or the visit DPS website here and click on the banner at the top of the main page.

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