I have heard about the Real I.D. Act. Will that affect getting my license back?

If your Texas Driver’s License has been expired for more than two years or you have never had a Texas license, you may need to provide documents required under federal and state law to prove your citizenship / lawful presence, identity, proof of social security number, and residency.  View the What to bring with you when applying (PDF) document for a list of required documents you will need to obtain your Texas Driver’s License.

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1. What is the status of the Driver Responsibility Program (DRP)?
2. How does this affect me?
3. Does this mean I no longer need to make a surcharge payment?
4. Does this mean I do not have to pay my reinstatement fee or ticket?
5. What is the status of my driving privilege?
6. How do I get my license back?
7. Will I receive a refund for payments I made prior to September 1, 2019?
8. Will previous surcharge related suspensions be deleted from my driving history now that DRP is repealed?
9. I received a notice to pay a surcharge. Is this still valid?
10. What happens if I defaulted on my installment plan?
11. Must I withdraw my application or contact anyone to cancel my request if I submitted an application for a surcharge reduction through the Driver Responsibility Indigency/Incentive Reduction Programs?
12. I received a DRP Points Advisory / Suspension Notice. Does the repeal of the DRP affect my points?
13. What if I need additional information on other suspensions, fines, or fees?
14. How do I contact the Department if I have additional questions?
15. Will this affect any failure to appear holds on my license?
16. I have heard about the Real I.D. Act. Will that affect getting my license back?