NEW FREEDOM – With REAL IDs about to be made available in Pennsylvania, Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) and Representatives Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) and Mike Jones (R-York Township) have teamed up to host an event to assist residents with pre-verifying documents required to obtain a REAL ID.
The event will be held at the New Freedom Community Center, located at 150 E. Main St. in New Freedom, on Monday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Residents will soon have the option of obtaining a REAL ID through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and this free event will help speed up the application process. Under federal guidelines, a REAL ID, or other approved identification, such as a passport, will be needed to board a commercial flight or visit a secure federal building starting next year. Obtaining a REAL ID is optional for residents.
Representatives from PennDOT will scan attendees’ personal documents needed to obtain a REAL ID. Those documents include:
- Proof of identity (original or certified copy of a birth certificate with a raised seal or valid U.S. Passport).
- Social Security card.
- Proof of all legal name changes (state or county marriage certificate or court order).
- Two proofs of current, physical Pennsylvania address (current, unexpired PA license or ID, vehicle registration card and a no more than 90-day-old bank statement).
Residents who attend the event will already have the necessary documents on file with PennDOT when they apply for a REAL ID.