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Real ID-compliant licenses now in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Revenue on Monday began offering Real ID-compliant driver’s licenses and non-driver identification, which will be required under federal law to board planes and enter some federally controlled buildings starting next year. Here are details about what that means in Missouri, one of the last states to comply with the law. WHAT […]

98% of US States and Territories on Track for Compliance Ahead of REAL ID Deadline

Beginning February 5, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin enforcing compliance with the Real ID Act to better protect the American people. Fifty-five out of fifty-six states and territories are currently compliant or have received an extension until October 10, 2018. Passengers who have licenses issued by a state or territory that is […]

Homeland Security grants SC a ‘grace period’ on REAL ID enforcement

South Carolina has been granted grace period by the Department of Homeland Security for REAL ID enforcement, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles.The REAL ID Act requires forms of identification to meet federal standards in order to access federal buildings, military facilities and commercial flights. Without a REAL ID-compliant license, South Carolinians can still […]

lllinois seeking one more Real ID extension

State officials said last week they are in the process of seeking another extension to comply with the federal Real ID act, the last one they believe will be necessary before Illinois can comply with the law. Nathan Maddox, senior legal adviser to Secretary of State Jesse White, said the office expects to submit the […]

Michigan to begin issuing new REAL ID driver’s licenses

Starting Monday, the state of Michigan will begin to issue new and different driver’s licenses. A federal law is requiring everyone that wants to fly domestically to switch over to what’s called a REAL ID. After 911, the federal government wanted to find a way to make air travel safer for everyone. “Starting January of […]

Montana moves to be compliant with IDs

Officials with the Department of Justice are urging residents to continually check the departments website for current information regarding Real ID compliant identification.Terry Davis, western regional manager of the Department of Justice / Driver Licensing Bureau, said by visiting doj.mt.gov/driving, residents can stay updated.Davis explained that the Real ID Act was developed because the federal […]

Kansas starts issuing Real ID-compliant licenses

Riley County residents renewing their driver’s licenses between now and 2020 may need to bring additional documents. The Real ID Act, which Congress passed in 2005, establishes new security standards for licenses and identification cards to be implemented in 2020 and is meant to detect any attempt by terrorists to use fraudulent IDs. As of […]

Real ID Bill Heads to Oregon Senate for Vote

Oregon lawmakers have advanced a proposal that would allow the state to issue state driver’s licenses and identification cards in compliance with federal standards borne after the 9/11 attacks beginning in the next three years. Senate Bill 374 passed on Monday of committee with unanimous support and now heads to the Senate floor. Even if […]

Virginia driver’s license doesn’t meet federal Real ID requirements

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing a new driver’s license next year to bring the state in compliance with a sweeping federal law that tightens security requirements for state-issued identification. Virginia is one of several states scrambling to comply with the controversial 2005 domestic security program known as the Real ID Act, […]

REAL ID available to Minnesotans beginning next year

Minnesotans will be able to get REAL ID compliant driver’s licenses and ID cards next year under a law signed by Gov. Dayton this week. The law now allows the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services to begin the process of meeting the requirements of the federal REAL ID Act. DPS was […]