DHS Announces Extension of REAL ID Full Enforcement Deadline

Release Date: December 5, 2022

DHS has indicated that it will delay the full implementation of the REAL ID act until May 2025. This has major implications for domestic travel and will still allow individuals with non-enhanced Washington driver’s licenses to pass through airport security on domestic flights. This provides a huge relief to undocumented individuals who currently have very limited options for obtaining a REAL ID act compliant identity document.

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All 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and four of five U.S. territories covered by the REAL ID Act and related regulations are issuing REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards. These standards have significantly improved the reliability and accuracy of state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards. 

For more information on REAL ID, visit www.dhs.gov/real-id

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