The REAL ID deadline – October 1, 2020 – is quickly approaching. This article delves into:
About REAL ID ACT
In the years following 9/11, laws have been put in place to combat terrorism. One of those laws is the REAL ID Act, which was passed by Congress in 2005 and created to increase the “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver’s licenses.”
Who Needs A REAL ID…and Who Does Not
Passports are still required for international travel, however, beginning October 1, 2020, a REAL ID (or another TSA-approved ID such as a passport) will be required to:
Certainly, not everyone will need a REAL ID, and people may choose to not obtain one if they:
Requirements to Obtain REAL ID
Although not required, it’s anticipated that a large percentage of the population will secure a REAL ID to increase their ease of use when flying and entering secured Federal spaces. States may impose additional requirements, but at a minimum, securing a REAL ID requires:
Effects on Clerk Recorders / Registry of Deeds
So how does this affect the offices of Clerk Recorders and Registry of Deeds? Lines to the DMV to obtain a REAL ID will start to grow longer as we draw closer to the October 1, 2020 deadline. That means people will also have to get their required documentation, which will result in an increase for demand to the documents.
How Clerk Recorders Are Dealing with REAL ID Across the Country
Many County Clerk/Recorder Offices across the U.S. have found some creative ways to tackle REAL ID in their county. Here are just a few great examples of what we’re seeing:
Suggested Tips to Prepare Your Office
Many Avenu County Clerk Recorder Offices are getting ahead of the curve by scanning and digitizing their records due to rising requests for these documents. Avenu customers are looking to produce the records faster and handle requests timely to satisfy their constituents and avoid long lines in their offices.
Today, Birth Certificates and Marriage License are standardized by mandated state forms, however these records did not start out that way. In most county offices you will find these vital records has gone through a metamorphosis:
Over the last 50 years vitals have changed and been store on multiple medias so digitizing them can be challenging. Avenu can guide you and provide the services to digitize these records:
Partner with Avenu and we will get you ready for “REAL ID”!
Some County Clerk Recorder Offices are teaming up with their local DMV office. For example, Contra Costa County Clerk Recorder’s Office teamed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles to make it easier for county residents to get the documents needed to obtain a “Real ID.” Together they are offering two dates in February, when county residents will be able to buy certified copies of vital records, including marriage and birth certificates.
Learn more about the REAL ID Act by going to the official site of the Department of Homeland Security @ https://www.dhs.gov/real-id.