DMV To Host REAL ID Express Day In Charlotte

CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will extend the hours at their newest Charlotte driver license office on Saturday so people can get their N.C. REAL IDs quicker.

For one day only, REAL ID Express Day will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. this Saturday at the University City driver license office, 9711 David Taylor Drive. This is the third installment in a series of REAL ID Days DMV is hosting to help people get the federal identifications across the state.

Starting in October 2020, people will be required to have a REAL ID or valid U.S. passport for flying, entering federal facilities and visiting military installations.

People who visit the new Charlotte office on Saturday will be able to convert their current driver license or ID cards to REAL IDs. Anyone with an expiration date before Sept. 17 is eligible to renew their license or ID card now. Duplicates and first time ID cards will also be available.

To obtain a REAL ID, residents will need to bring the following documents to the driver license office:

  • One (1) proof of identity/date of birth: certified birth certificate or unexpired U.S. passport
  • One (1) proof of full Social Security Number: Social Security card, W-2 or 1099
  • Two (2) proofs of current physical address: driver license, vehicle registration card, voter registration card, utility bill, cable bill, bank statement
  • Proof of name change (if applicable): certified marriage license, divorce decree and/or court document indicating the name change (number of documents depend on number of name changes)

Additional documents are available at

DMV officials will announce additional REAL ID Days in other North Carolina offices.

More than 1 million North Carolinians have obtained a REAL ID since its debut in May 2017.