Pennsylvania is under a REAL ID enforcement extension until October 10, 2018.

Pennsylvania residents will not face access issues when entering federal facilities or boarding commercial aircraft through at least that date. The REAL ID Act, passed by the U.S. Congress in 2005, requires changes to state standards, procedures and requirements for the issuance of driver’s licenses and identification cards, if they are to be accepted as identity documents by the federal government. On May 26, 2017, Gov. Wolf signed SB 133 (Act 3 of 2017), which will allow Pennsylvania to issue REAL ID-compliant driver licenses and identification cards, which can be used to access airports and federal facilities. PennDOT will continue to request extensions from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security until REAL ID products are available for residents. Under Act 3, no Pennsylvania resident will be required to get a REAL ID-compliant driver license or identification card, but residents who choose to do so will be able to use those Read More

Washington State Complies with REAL ID Act

The Department of Homeland Security has determined that Washington State is fully compliant with federal REAL ID requirements, which means standard driver licenses and ID cards will continue to be accepted for boarding a domestic flight through September of 2020. It’s important to know that beginning October 1, 2020, individuals will need to present federally acceptable identification at a TSA checkpoint in order to board a domestic flight. “Washington residents have two years to look at your identity document options and determine which one best fits your lifestyle,” said Teresa Berntsen, DOL Director. “We created the ID2020 campaign to help residents educate themselves on the various options, and encourage them not to wait until 2020 to make a decision.” There are a variety of identity documents that can be used to board an airplane or enter secure federal facilities, including: U.S. or foreign Passport U.S. Passport Card Military ID DHS Read More

New Hampshire Converts to REAL ID

Effective October 1, 2020, a REAL ID Driver License or Non-Driver Identification Card, or a Passport will be required to board an airplane for domestic flights or enter a secure federal facility. Your current Driver License or Non-Driver Identification Card will be accepted until October 1, 2020. Your REAL ID Driver License or Non-Driver Identification Card will be marked with a star in the top right corner to indicate it may be used for federal identification.

Oklahoma Pushes out Date for REAL ID Conversion

Oklahoma Receives REAL ID Extension through October 2019 OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin and the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced they have been notified that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted the state’s REAL ID extension through Oct. 10, 2019. This means the federal government will continue to recognize Oklahoma driver’s licenses and ID cards until that time. “This is great news for Oklahomans, and means there will be no restrictions on individuals using Oklahoma licenses to fly or access federal buildings through October 10 of next year,” said Fallin. “Oklahoma is actively working towards full compliance.” Public Safety Commissioner Rusty Rhoades said: “There have been many questions recently about Oklahoma’s status regarding REAL ID. DPS is actively working towards making Oklahoma REAL ID compliant and will use this time to gain compliance.” Congress passed the REAL ID Act in 2005 to make driver’s Read More

New York State Pushes Citizens to Get REAL ID

DMV LAUNCHES “REAL ID” PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN AND ENCOURAGES ALL NEW YORKERS TO GET A “REAL ID” NOW The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles today launched a REAL ID public awareness campaign and urged New Yorkers to get a REAL ID now. According to the federal REAL ID Act, those wishing to fly within the U.S. using their New York State- issued license or ID card will need a REAL ID or Enhanced Driver License (EDL) starting October 1, 2020. DMV encourages everyone who is renewing or obtaining a license or non-driver ID for the first time to get a REAL ID. For more information about REAL ID and Enhanced Driver Licenses, visit dmv.ny.gov/REALID. “REAL ID is available at all DMV offices statewide and we encourage you to get your new license or non-driver ID today, especially if you are renewing or applying for the first time,” said Read More