Barb and I live fairly close to one another in two different counties, and I can safely say, getting the Real ID was a fairly easy process for Maryland. My DL was set to expire this October, and I was notified back in April that I would need to gather my documents, which were clearly explained. I made my appointment online for the following week, and other than sticking us in field trailers (as opposed to the normal location), it was fairly quick and painless. I don't have a passport, so I had my birth certificate, SS card, marriage license (they are very stern in saying it needs to be the one filed with the county and not anything you get from the church). I also grabbed a handful of bills/statements that had my name/address on it, and she ended up using the letter that the MVA sent me as one of my documents. The first lady check documents, and while she glanced at the marriage license, she handed it right back to me and said it wasn't needed. She then handed me everything else so it could be scanned. I paid my $48 (valid for 8 years), did the vision test, had my picture redone, and she then let me know I should receive the Real ID in 7-10 business days. Ours are raised in certain areas, along with having 3 pictures, and they don't have the ability to print them at the MVA anymore. Mr. Six's DL doesn't expire until 2021 or 2022, and from what we were told, you need to wait until that time. You can go in anytime after you get that first notice. If I remember correctly, the whole process took less than 30 minutes. I went in on a Monday, and I my ID in my mailbox that same Friday. Sorry for the novel 😉
I hope you all have a wonderful, safe, prosperous, and happy new year. Here's to more ups than downs, more love than hate, and maybe a smidgen less reproducing Duggars.