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FAYETTEVILLE – The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will open an office in Fayetteville on Saturday so people can get their REAL IDs quicker.

The first REAL ID Day will be from 8 a.m.until 4 p.m. Saturday at the South Fayetteville driver license office, 2739 Gillespie Street.

Starting in October 2020, people will be required to have a REAL ID or valid U.S. passport for flying, entering federal facilities and visiting military installations. Some military bases already require REAL ID.

People who visit the South Fayetteville office on Saturday will be able to get a REAL ID in an express transaction that takes less than 20 minutes. People will also be able to get driver licenses or ID card renewals, duplicates or convert existing driver licenses or ID cards to REAL IDs. First time ID cards will also be available.

However, knowledge tests, driving skills tests and legal presence or lawful status transactions will not be provided during REAL ID Day at the South Fayetteville office. Instead, people who wish to take a road test or conduct a lawful status transaction can go to the Eutaw Village Shopping Center from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. Those services are offered each Saturday at the shopping center on Elm Street.

To obtain a REAL ID, residents will need to bring the following documents to the driver license office:

One (1) proof of identity/date of birth: certified birth certificate or unexpired U.S. passport
One (1) proof of full Social Security Number: Social Security card, W-2 or 1099
One (1) proof of name change: certified marriage license, divorce decree and/or court document indicating the name change (depends on number of name changes)
Two (2) proofs of current physical address: driver license, vehicle registration card, voter registration card, utility bill, cable bill, bank statement
Additional documents are available at NCREALID.gov.

DMV officials plan to announce more REAL ID Days in other North Carolina offices so more people can get the federal identification quicker.

More than 1 million North Carolinians have obtained a REAL ID since its debut in May 2017.

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