How much does a REAL ID driver's license cost in Pennsylvania?

Asked by: Mr. Noe Herman DVM  |  Last update: October 28, 2022
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You have to pay to get a REAL ID.
In Pennsylvania, it will cost you: $30 dollars for the REAL ID fee. Then, if you're a regular non-commercial driver it's $30.50 for license renewal. In total, that's $60.50.

How much does a REAL ID license cost in Pennsylvania?

Customers who choose to get a REAL ID will pay a one- time fee of $30, plus a renewal fee (current renewal fee is $30.50 for a four-year non-commercial driver's license or a photo ID).

What documents do I need to get a REAL ID in Pennsylvania?

Proof of Identity and Lawful Status
  • A United States birth certificate with a raised seal, issued by an authorized government agency, including U.S. territories and Puerto Rico.
  • A valid, unexpired United States passport or passport card.
  • Certificate of U.S. Citizenship (USCIS Form N-560 or Form N-561)

How long does it take to get a REAL ID in PA?

Visit any PennDOT REAL ID center to have your documents verified and imaged and receive your REAL ID at the time of service. Visit any PennDOT Driver License Center to have your documents verified and imaged, and receive your REAL ID within 15 business days.

How long is REAL ID good for in PA?

The expiration date of the initial REAL ID product will include any time remaining on your current license or ID card, plus an additional four years, unless you are over 65 and have a two-year license. This expiration date structure means that you won't “lose” time that you've already paid for.

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Can you fly without a REAL ID?

Starting May 3, 2023, every traveler will need to present a REAL ID-compliant license or an acceptable form of identification to fly within the U.S. Passengers who do not present an acceptable form of identification will not be permitted through the security checkpoint.

What do I need for a REAL ID?

Visit your state's driver's licensing agency website to find out exactly what documentation is required to obtain a REAL ID. At a minimum, you must provide documentation showing: 1) Full Legal Name; 2) Date of Birth; 3) Social Security Number; 4) Two Proofs of Address of Principal Residence; and 5) Lawful Status.

Is REAL ID mandatory in PA?

Do I have to get a REAL ID? No. REAL ID is optional for Pennsylvania residents. You will be able to get either a REAL ID driver's license or identification card, or a standard driver's license or identification card.

What does a REAL ID look like in PA?

WHAT DOES A REAL ID LOOK LIKE? Because REAL IDs use the same security features as standard-issued Pennsylvania IDs, they will look very similar to the redesigned licenses issued in 2017. A Pennsylvania REAL ID-compliant product is identifiable by a gold circle with a transparent star inside it.

How much does a PA photo ID cost?

FEE: $5.00 - if photo was not taken with the original camera card. FEE: $31.50 - if photo was taken with the original Camera Card. If photo image is on file, the Bureau will issue a Photo Identification Card.

Do I need a camera card to renew my license PA 2022?

Pennsylvania residents renewing their driver's license or photo ID card can do so without renewing their photo, the state Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. The agency said anyone applying for renewal after May 10 can receive their new card using their existing photo.

What counts as proof of address?

Proof of address can be one of the following documents: Water, electricity, gas, telephone or Internet bill. Credit card bill or statement. Bank statement.

How can I get a free PA state ID?

Under the new Pennsylvania law, as of Jan. 25 homeless people could get a free initial photo ID or renewal. They must apply in person at a PennDOT Driver License Center and must meet identification and other requirements that can be found at

Can I use my birth certificate to fly?

Can I use my birth certificate to fly domestically? You cannot use your birth certificate as a primary document when flying domestically. However, there is one situation when it may be used as supporting evidence, and that is if your original identification was lost or stolen.

What do you need to fly on a plane 2022?

– What do you need to fly in 2022? Beginning May 3, 2023, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver's license or identification card, state-issued enhanced driver's license, or another TSA-acceptable form of identification at airport security checkpoints for domestic air travel.

Do you need REAL ID to fly to Hawaii?

Domestic travel

If you are flying to Hawai'i within the United States, you only need a valid government photo ID. A list of accepted forms of ID can be found on the TSA website.

What Is a REAL ID license?

A REAL ID is a driver's license or identification card that is also a federally accepted form of identification. It can be used to board a domestic flight within the U.S. and enter secure federal facilities, such as military bases, federal courthouses, and other secure federal locations.

Can I get a PA ID without a Social Security card?

You require two forms of ID from this list to register for your license: A birth Certificate, A Certificate of U.S. Citizenship, Certificate of Naturalization, Philadelphia ID card, or valid U.S. passport. It is not possible to get a learners permit without a Social Security Card.

What is considered homeless in PA?

Children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in ...

How much is a non drivers ID in PA?

In PA, a non-driver's ID currently costs $13.50.

Does a bank statement count as proof of address?

Most banks will accept a bank statement as proof of address, provided it's recent. The general period for relevance is three months. Statements are typically accepted from banks, credit unions and building societies. Credit card statements, provided they're recent, are also generally considered a legitimate option.

Is a debit card a form of ID?

Credit card/debit card – Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover. Driver's license issued by an agency of the U.S. government (e.g., Department of State). Foreign passport. Identification card issued by an agency of the U.S. government.

Does a credit card statement count as a utility bill?

No, a bank statement is not a utility bill.

How long is a PA driver's license camera card valid?

The camera card is valid as a driver's license for a period of 60 days from the date of validation by the Department.