Maryland recalls 8,000 Real ID driver's licenses

If you live in Maryland you might be one of the 8,000 people whose Real ID driver’s license is being recalled. This means you could have an unexpired license with the star, but still need to bring in the right documents to the MVA.

FOX 5's Ayesha Khan talked with some MVA officials Thursday and they say in 2016 the MVA started issuing Real ID licenses and ID cards under a process that at the time was approved by the federal government. 

In late 2017, the Department of Homeland Security notified the state that all drivers who had the new Real ID would also need to have scanned copies of the documents that prove their identity and U.S. residency on file at the MVA.

Now, if you are one of the 8,000 who has not yet responded to the state warnings that were sent in December, you are way past the July deadline.

So here’s what you can do: the MVA says you can avoid having your license confiscated by presenting the required paperwork, which includes:

  1. Proof of age and identity
  2. Your Social Security number
  3. Proof of Maryland residency

FOX 5 has learned three people have already had their ID’s confiscated but they did come into the MVA to have that taken care of with the correct documentation.

The MVA website has a lookup tool that people can use to check whether their file is missing documents.