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REAL ID Online Pre-Verification

If you received your FIRST Pennsylvania driver's license, learner's permit or photo ID card AFTER September 2003, we may already have your required REAL ID documentation on file. 

If you fall into this category and would like PennDOT to verify that your required REAL ID documentation is on file, please click Next below to begin the REAL ID Online Pre-Verification application process.

Please note: If you received your first PA learner's permit, driver's license or photo ID card BEFORE September 2003, you are not eligible for online pre-verification, but you can bring your required REAL ID documentation to any PennDOT driver license center for in-person pre-verification. 

Once you have completed your REAL ID Online Pre-Verification application, you will receive follow-up communication from PennDOT regarding the status of your pre-verification request and whether your documents are on file with the department.

Please note that you are not pre-verified until you have completed the online pre-verification process and received confirmation from PennDOT that your documents are on file.


 * If you have made any changes to your name, gender designation or birth date that are not reflected on your CURRENT driver’s license/learner’s permit/photo ID card, you are not eligible for online pre-verification and must bring your required REAL ID documentation to a Driver License Center for in-person verification.