Real ID Requirements

​Due to the FEDERAL REAL ID Act, documents (including a birth certificate) may be required to renew your Maryland Driver’s License or Identification Card. Click here​ to learn more from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.

One (1) proof of age and identity

Examples: An original or certified copy of your U.S. Birth Certificate or a valid, unexpired U.S. Passport. (If your current legal name is different than what is listed on these documents, you will also need to provide a government-issued marriage certificate, divorce decree, or other court document(s) to explain the name change.) Click here for more information on how to identify a certified copy of a birth certificate. 

One (1) proof of Social Security

Examples: An original Social Security Card, W-2 form, or a Social Security Administration Benefits Statement, SSA-1099 (Displaying your name and full Social Security number.)

Two (2) proofs of Maryland residency

Examples: Insurance Card, Vehicle Registration, Credit Card Bill, Utility Bill, Bank Statement, or Mail from a Federal, State, or Local government agency. (Which display your name, Maryland residential address and are from two (2) separate organizations.)