Your current driver's license will be revoked. If the state submits, the federal REAL ID statute requires the following for "not for federal purposes" driver's licenses and ID cards: RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chips may be included to REAL IDs in the future. Currently, only official government documents with a RFID chip include one.
In addition, your new license may not be accepted as valid identification for domestic flights or at federal buildings. However, it is recommended that you carry proof of identity when traveling so that you can prove who you are if questioned by an airline agent or police officer.
The card does not contain any information that can be used to identify you by name. It contains only numbers that can be verified against existing records to determine your identity.
If you are asked to show your license during checkout at a retail store, why wouldn't they just give you back your old one? Because they want to verify that you are allowed to sell alcohol to people of legal age.
Real IDs were passed into law by Congress in 2005. The law was designed to ensure that states comply with various security requirements when issuing drivers licenses. These requirements include using technology that prevents printing more than one license per image, requiring photo identification from applicants, and more.
At the moment, every state is either in compliance with the REAL ID Act or has an extension in place. This implies they are now able to issue REAL IDs. While all states are offering REAL IDs, you can also obtain a non-REAL ID license. When you arrive, make sure you know which one you're receiving!
The REAL ID Act was passed by Congress in 2005 and implemented by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The purpose of this law is to standardize driver's licenses across the country to make it more difficult for criminals to use fraudulent documents as proof of identity.
In short, yes, the Real ID Act is nationwide.
You can apply for a REAL ID driver's license or identity card if you are a lawfully present non-U.S. citizen. To be eligible, you must provide proof of lawful presence in the United States. This may include a valid passport or other form of photo identification issued by a foreign government or its agent. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires that certain documents proving citizenship status be carried at all times. Non-U.S. citizens may be asked to show additional documentation when entering U.S. territory or at a border checkpoint.
Any person who is not a U.S. citizen and does not possess a valid passport may be denied access to any federal facility or withstanding any federal law or regulation if an official believes that he or she is not legally permitted to be in the United States. Therefore, it is important for non-U.S. citizens to verify that they are authorized to be in the country before they arrive at a federal facility or checkpoint.
The DHS recommends that all non-U.S. citizens carry their passport with them at all times.