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Renew your Massachusetts ID (Mass ID)

The RMV has extended ID cards that expire between March and August 2020.
You will receive your Mass ID in the mail in 5-7 days once the transaction has been completed.

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What you need for Renew your Massachusetts ID (Mass ID)

Due to the pandemic, the Massachusetts RMV has taken measures to reduce customer visits in our Service Centers. All Massachusetts driver’s licenses and ID cards that expire between March and August have been extended.Even though the card in your possession displays your expiration date that has passed or soon to pass, the RMV system has been updated to reflect the new expiration date.

In addition, the federal government announced a revised REAL ID compliance deadline of October 1, 2021. Because a REAL ID requires an in-person visit to an RMV Service Center, the RMV has suspended the issuance of REAL IDs. If you are a AAA member, you can make a reservation to renew your ID card at a AAA location. Visit aaa.com/appointments to schedule your visit.

If you renew for a ‘standard’ Massachusetts driver’s license or ID card online between June 12 and August 12, 2020, you will be able to upgrade to a REAL ID if you  need it in 2021 at no additional charge.

To obtain a Standard license/ID card, follow the steps below.

  1. You will need to provide information from your citizenship/lawful presence document. Review the enclosed checklist and have your document ready.
  2. Visit the RMV's Online Service Center and select your renewal transaction then follow the prompts to verify your identity and start your transaction.
  3. Choose Standard Massachusetts ID Card and follow the prompts to complete your transaction online.

Turning 21 soon? You may want to wait to renew until your birthday. See the 'Turning 21?' section below. 

Fees for Renew your Massachusetts ID (Mass ID)

Mass IDs can be issued for less than 5 years, depending on the duration of your lawful presence in the U.S. The fee will be prorated, based on the how long the Mass ID is valid. For a Mass ID, it will be $5.00 per year.

Name Fee Unit
Massachusetts ID Card Fee $25 each

How to renew Renew your Massachusetts ID (Mass ID)

  1. You will need to provide information from your citizenship/lawful presence document. Review the enclosed checklist and have your document ready.
  2. Visit the RMV's Online Service Center and select your renewal transaction then follow the prompts to verify your identity and start your transaction.
  3. Choose Standard Massachusetts driver’s license and follow the prompts to complete your transaction online.

You will be able to review and change your address if necessary during the application process.

 

The RMV is not offering renewals of ID cards at RMV Service Centers at this time. However, if you are a AAA member, you can make a reservation to renew your ID card at a AAA location. Visit aaa.com/appointments to schedule your visit.

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Turning 21?

If you renew your Massachusetts ID before your 21st birthday, you will receive a vertical ID with the words "Under 21" printed on it. However, if you renew your ID on or after your 21st birthday, you will receive a standard horizontal ID without "Under 21" printed on it.

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