New "Real ID" law causing real delays at DMV

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - You might notice your local Driver's License Station is on offices is much busier than usual. That's because it’s just eleven months from Real IDs being a federal requirement for airline travel or even entry into a federal building.

Driver’s license supervisor Lisa Miller tells KCRG-TV9 her office in Cedar Rapids is usually the busiest on Tuesdays and Saturdays. But now there are more people coming in than normal for this time of year.

“The Real ID is really making a big difference. And it is statewide, it's not just our office. All offices are very busy,”

The Real ID law is a way of getting all states to be uniform in what they're using to prove a person's identity. Real ID requirement begins next October first.

A valid Passport or a Certified copy of your Birth Certficate are among the documents needed to get your Iowa license renewed.

The Iowa DOT has a comprehensive list of what is needed to get your Real ID at

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