What you won’t have to prove at the NJMVC offices, thanks to REAL ID

Parallel implementations of the REAL ID system in New Jersey and at the federal level removed a specific requirement at state Motor Vehicle Commission offices.

In a statement on Monday, the NJMVC said that beginning Wednesday, a waiver issued by Chief Administrator Sue Fulton will exempt customers from presenting their Social Security card or any other type of document to prove their security number. social.

NJMVC spokesman William Connolly clarified that the waiver would not affect licenses or non-driver IDs, whether standard or REAL ID, that have already been issued in New Jersey.

But for new applications for any of those forms of ID, the NJMVC said it will now verify the applicant’s Social Security number electronically, against the Federal Security Administration’s database. social.

Previous legislation signed by Gov. Phil Murphy in 2019 required proof of Social Security via a card, W-2 or other government-issued document.

In the event that a Social Security number, name and date of birth on an application do not match SSA records, the NJMVC said, that application would be denied.

According to the NJMVC website, The long-delayed deadline for obtaining a REAL ID for domestic air travel instead of using a US passport is now May 3, 2023.

Patrick Lavery is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at patrick.lavery@townsquaremedia.com

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