Gold Star? Yes You Are! REAL ID Deadline Approaching in 2020


Dover-Does your Delaware Driver License or ID credential have a gold star in the top right corner? If not, your credential is not REAL ID federally compliant. Beginning October 1, 2020 if you do not have a federally compliant credential, you will not be able to board a domestic flight without carrying additional identifying information and you may be denied access to federal buildings, and more!

If your credential has a gold star in the top right corner, congratulations! You are among the 72% of Delaware residents that hold a “REAL ID” credential that meets all standards for federal compliance. For those without the gold star, the option to upgrade their credential by the October 1, 2020 deadline is rapidly decreasing.

You can upgrade your driver license or identification card (ID) to a “REAL ID,” credential at the DMV.

For a complete list of acceptable documentation, as well as Frequently Asked Questions and more information about REAL ID, visit

Visit one of our locations to upgrade to REAL ID today!

DMV Locations:
Delaware City: 2101 Mid County Drive, New Castle, DE 19720 Dover: 303 Transportation Circle, Dover, DE 19901 Georgetown: 23737 DuPont Blvd., Georgetown, DE 19901 Wilmington: 2230 Hessler Boulevard, New Castle, Delaware 19720

DMV Hours:
Monday – Tuesday 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Wednesday 12:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M Thursday – Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

REAL ID requires a one-time revalidation of all identity documentation (such as birthcertificate or Social Security card) used for obtaining a driver license or ID. For existing driver license or ID card holders, you will be presenting original identity documents at the time of renewal like you did the first time you obtained your driver license or ID. Unless you require revalidation of your identity (for instance for a name change or if your immigration documents expire) you will not be required to provide your original identity documents again,