Sep. 05, 2019

HARRISBURG – Rep. John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin) will host a seminar in which residents of the 82nd District can learn about who needs a REAL ID and when it needs to be used.

The free seminar will be held from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Cedar Grove BIC Church, 287 Deerville Road, Mifflintown.

Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, Pennsylvania residents will need a REAL ID or another Department of Homeland Security-approved identification to board domestic commercial flights, enter military bases and enter federal facilities that would normally require ID at the door.

A valid passport or military ID is a sufficient form of identification in place of a REAL ID. Purchasing a REAL ID is optional.

“Many of my constituents have asked questions about REAL ID requirements. I wanted to put together a seminar with PennDOT’s Matthew Becker, who can answer those questions in person,” Hershey said.

Documents needed to pre-certify for REAL ID include a passport or birth certificate, a Social Security card, two proofs of current physical address (examples include unexpired PA driver’s license or ID, vehicle registration, auto insurance card or utility bill), and proof of all legal name changes.

There will be a one-time fee of $30 to opt into REAL ID, plus the cost of the license or photo ID renewal.

No RSVP is required for the seminar.

To learn more about Hershey and his legislative priorities, visit

Representative John Hershey
82nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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