REAL ID

Beginning in 2020, federal agencies will enforce tougher security standards at airport check-ins, federal buildings, military installations and nuclear sites. The N.C. REAL ID will make it more convenient when you need to board a commercial airplane or visit a military base or other federal facility. The Register of Deeds office is an important piece of the puzzle in terms of obtaining a real ID. The Iredell County Register of Deeds has access to births that occurred in Iredell County dating all the way back to 1913. Our office also has access to the North Carolina Vital Records database, which allows us to print birth certificates from other counties as long as the birth occurred after 1971. 
                               
                         The NC REAL ID driver licenses carry a gold             Without a star, licenses and IDs now carry the
                         star in the upper right-hand corner.                            "NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION" label.
                     real-id non-real-id

The requirements to obtain a North Carolina REAL ID are as follows:
Proof of  Acceptable Documents Requirement
Identity, date of birth,
legal presence/lawful status
Birth Certificate
  • A certified birth certificate issued by a government agency in the United States or a U.S. territory
  • A U.S. Report of Consular Birth Abroad
  • Photocopies of those documents are not allowed unless they are certified by the issuing agency.
Passport
A valid, unexpired U.S. passport

U.S. Government Documents
Documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services:
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240, DS-1350 or FS-545)
  • Valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551)
  • Unexpired Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766 or I-688)
  • Unexpired foreign passport with a valid, unexpired U.S. visa affixed accompanied by the I-94 Arrival/Departure Record
  • Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550 or N-570)
  • Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-561)
To prove your identity when applying for an N.C. REAL ID, present one of these documents listed below.
Social Security Number
  • Social Security card
  • 1099 tax form with name and FULL Social Security number
  • W-2 form with name and FULL Social Security number
  • A pay stub with name and FULL Social Security number
To provide proof of your Social Security number when applying for an N.C. REAL ID driver license or ID card, present one of these documents:
N.C. Address
  • Any document issued by North Carolina, county, city or the federal government
  • Any document issued by another state or government of another nation
  • Pre-printed bank statement or financial statement
  • Pre-printed business letterhead
  • Pay stub
  • Receipt for personal property taxes or real property taxes paid to a North Carolina county, city or town
  • Utility bill or cable bill
  • Pre-printed bank statement or financial statement
  • Pre-printed business letterhead
  • Pay stub
  • Receipt for personal property taxes or real property taxes paid to a North Carolina county, city or town
  • Utility bill or cable bill

Minors (<18 years old) may present the following:

  • Mailed correspondence from organizations (Boy Scouts/Girls Scouts, recreational teams, etc.)
  • North Carolina school records
  • Magazine subscriptions
  • Lease or housing contract listing minor as an occupant
  • Tax records/returns listing minor as a dependent
  • Medical or hospital records
  • Hunting or fishing license
  • Social Security card stub showing current address
  • Pre-printed bank statement or financial records
  • Pre-printed business letterhead
  • Letter from homeless shelter 
To provide proof of your current North Carolina address, you must present two of these documents:
Name Change If your name is different from your birth certificate, passport, government documents or REAL ID, you must present one of these documents

For more questions regarding the NC Real ID, please visit this website. Here is a link to the brochure for the NC ID.

The N.C. REAL ID will make it more convenient when you need to board a commercial airplane or visit a military base or other federal facility.