Indianapolis, In. — The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) recently recognized the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) with a Visual Arts Award for their Real ID promotional logo. The logo asks the question, “Will Your License Fly?” and serves as a reminder for Hoosiers to upgrade to a Real ID by October 2020.A Real ID is indicated by a star in the upper-right corner of a license, permit or ID and meets security standards passed by federal legislation in 2005. As of October 1, 2020, anyone who does not have a Real ID-compliant license, permit or ID will not be able to board any domestic commercial airplane without a passport. Also, individuals without a Real ID cannot currently enter military bases and some federal facilities.To obtain a Real ID-compliant credential, applicants must bring documents to any BMV branch to prove their identity (name and date of birth), Social Security number, lawful status in the United States, and Indiana residency. Detailed information pertaining to Real ID and the documents required to upgrade can be found at REALID.in.gov.The BMV also received three service awards from AAMVA. The awards recognize projects and services conducted in 2017 to benefit Hoosiers and the motor vehicle and law enforcement communities.A Regional and International Community Service Award for an agency-wide food drive conducted in 2017. The food drive donated nearly 24,000 items to community food pantries throughout the state.A Regional and International Service Award for Innovative Use of Technology. The BMV received this award for their initiative to bring a BMV Connect center to Fort Wayne’s Pine Valley Branch.A Regional Excellence in Government Partnership Award for the agency’s role in the development of the Indiana Coalition on Automated Vehicles.AAMVA is a non-profit organization developing model programs in motor vehicle administration, law enforcement, and highway safety. Their awards program fosters a tradition of excellence in the motor vehicle and law enforcement community by honoring individuals, teams, and organizations who have committed their time and resources to safety initiatives, outstanding customer service, and public affairs and consumer educational programs throughout North America.
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