Real IDs needed at Camp Lejeune starting today

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (WITN) - Starting Monday, visitors to Camp Lejeune will need to have driver's licenses with enhanced security to get on base.

Officials say starting Jan. 22, those people without DOD IDs will need to have Real ID licenses.

Back in October, the base tried to enact Real ID, but put the brakes on it.

To comply with the Real ID Act of 2005, you must have gotten an updated driver's license by providing your birth certificate or a valid passport, for example. You must also show proof of your Social Security number, and proof of your address with two documents.

The Real ID license has a gold star in the upper right corner.

In a news release, Camp Lejeune said if base visitors don't have a Real ID compliant license, they would have to show one of the following federal IDs:

-U.S. Passport
-U.S. Passport Card
-U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
-Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Card
-Personal Identity Verification - Interoperable (PIV-I)
-U.S. State Department Driver's License
-Veteran's Health Identification Card (Issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)
-U.S. Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551)
-U.S. Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-550)
-Department of Homeland Security Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766)

Marines say this impacts visitors to New River and Cherry Point, as well.

You can get a Real ID at the DMV. The DMV says the cost for a Real ID license for drivers who are not renewing their license is the same as a duplicate license, which is $13. For those renewing their driver's license, there is no extra fee involved.

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