North Carolina DMV will begin checking to see if you’ve got more than one driver’s license

People who have moved to North Carolina and have a state driver’s license or plan to get one here should be prepared to have their old one canceled.

Starting Monday, state Division of Motor Vehicles computers will be patched in to a system that gives the DMV access to an applicant’s driving history from another state, including suspensions. The State-to-State Verification Service will help confirm an applicant’s identity and prevent someone from holding a license in two states at once.

The REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, prohibits someone from holding a REAL ID in more than one state at a time. A REAL ID is a state-issued driver’s license or ID card that meets stricter identification standards set by Congress and will satisfy requirements for entering federal facilities or flying on domestic flights starting in October 2020.