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RMV News This Month: License Changes, New Locations

Mar 27, 2018 05:15AM ● By Theresa Gilman

Mass RMV makes changes to licenses, iDs

Massachusetts License and ID Changes

To get or renew any driver's license, ID card, or learner's permit, you need documentation showing United States citizenship or lawful presence as required by federal and state law.
What does that mean for you?
On, March 26, 2018, when you apply to get or renew a MA license or ID card, you will have the option to choose either a REAL ID Massachusetts driver’s license or ID card or a Standard Massachusetts driver’s license or ID card.
Standard License or ID CardYou may be able to complete online.
You will need:
  • A valid Social Security number that must verify electronically.
  • 1 document to prove lawful presence. For example, your passport or birth certificate.
  • 1 document to prove Massachusetts residency. For example, current bill, or current lease.

REAL ID Card: You must visit an RMV Service Center or a AAA office (for AAA members)
You will need:
  •  1 document to prove Social Security Number. For example, your SSN card or W-2 with full SSN
  • 1 document to prove lawful presence. For example, your passport or birth certificate
  • 2 documents to prove Massachusetts residency. For example, current bill or current lease
If you need to visit a service center, be sure to get ready to go first at
Have questions about license and ID changes, required documents, or REAL ID? Walk through our guided REAL ID wizard to see what option is best for you. Additional information and a full list of acceptable documents can be found at
Are you 75 and older, a non-US citizen, or have questions about what documents to bring? You can find helpful information by visiting our Online Info Center. The RMV online Info Center provides resources and details about requirements and documents needed to get or renew any Massachusetts license, ID, or learner’s permit.  

AAA Registry Services expand to Additional Statewide locations

The RMV has expanded its partnership with AAA Northeast to Boston. Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, Registrar of Motor Vehicles Erin Deveney, and AAA Northeast President and CEO John Galvin on February 13th to officially cut the ribbon on Registry services now available at Boston AAA.
The Boston AAA branch is located at 125 High Street in downtown Boston. This location joins 33 other AAA offices in Massachusetts that offer select Registry services to AAA members. Saturday service is available at 31 AAA locations statewide. 
AAA customers can now find a local AAA office statewide offering the following Registry services:
  • Driver's license and ID renewals
  • Duplicate licenses or IDs
  • Registration renewals
  • Duplicate registrations
  • Duplicate titles
  • Registration transfers
In addition to Boston, AAA Northeast now offers RMV services at branches in Acton, Auburn, Burlington, Fairhaven, Framingham, Franklin, Haverhill, Lawrence, Leominster, Lowell, Marlborough, Newburyport, Newton, North Reading, Pittsfield, Peabody, Plymouth, Quincy, Raynham, Rockland, Saugus, Somerset, South Attleboro, South Dennis, Tewksbury, Waltham, Webster, Westwood, and Worcester.  AAA Pioneer Valley offers services in Greenfield, Hadley, Springfield, and West Springfield.
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