Application for driver's license & Guam ID changesWritten by Rebecca Elmore
Guam -The process to update your Guam driver's license is about to change.
The new identification process is called "Real ID" and effective May 2, the Department of Revenue and Taxation says applying for a Guam ID or driver's license might look a little different.
"We've been doing this already for several years, but we're actually doing it for new comers, meaning the people with new driver's license," shares John Camacho, Director of Rev and Tax.
According to Camacho, the required paperwork is as follows:
- Mayor's Verification that you are a village resident.
- Original Social Security Card or W2 or 1099 tax form from the last five years
- Original Birth Certificate or Passport
Camacho adds that prices for the updated driver's license or ID will remain the same.
"You have a choice of three years or five years until the ID expires, I think the three year ID is $25 and the five year ID is $45, he says.
Camacho says the changes are necessary and it's all part of Rev and Tax's efforts to comply with Federal law.
"The Real ID Act requires us to document these things. In other words, we go back to when this Real ID started back in 2005 when Congress actually amended security laws and the standard for issuing driver's license and ID's," he explained.
Camacho says there's about 39 procedures from the Real ID Act that they're trying to comply with. But if you have any issues acquiring the necessary documents needed to update your driver's license, Camacho says there is a separate process already in the works.
"We're working with people who are encountering those problems with coming up with necessary documents. Starting in May, we want to try to start that process," he added.
For more information regarding the necessary documents you can log onto Rev and Tax's website at www.GuamTax.com