The federal govermnent's REAL ID compliance deadline has been postponed, and is now next year, in October 2021. For this reason, the RMV has suspended at this time the issuance of new REAL ID's.
Effective October 2020, Massachusetts travelers without a passport will have to apply for a REAL ID to fly within the United States or enter federal buildings. The REAL ID is a Federal Security Standard for ID's that was created in 2005 as a result of increased federal security measures after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
For more information about REAL ID's, please click on the links and attachment below.