Pop-up Event to Pre-verify for REAL ID Coming to Airport

PITTSTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- If you don't have a passport in the fall of 2020, you'll need a REAL ID to take a domestic flight or to get into certain federal facilities.

There's an event planned in Luzerne County Thursday to help you through the process of getting one.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport is hosting what's known as a REAL ID Pop-up. The event will let Pennsylvanians pre-verify for REAL ID without going to the PennDOT driver's license center.

"You do not want to be the last one out, so if you don't have a passport or have a government-issued ID, you need to get the REAL ID if you want to fly in the US," said Lyndsey Czyzyk, AAA.

Thursday's REAL ID Pop-up event will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

If you plan to go, officials ask you bring the following documents with you:

  • Proof of identity, such as an original or certified copy of a birth certificate with raised seal, a valid U.S. passport, or a passport card
  • Original Social Security card (cannot be laminated or sealed in plastic)
  • Two documents to prove Pennsylvania residency (examples include a current, unexpired PA driver’s license or photo ID card, a bank statement or utility bill with your name and address from the last 90 days, or a W-2 form)
  • Proof of any legal name changes, such as a marriage certificate or court order issued by county family court

REAL IDs will be available in March 2019.

If you still have questions, you can visit PennDOT's Real ID FAQ page HERE.

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