Where States Stand as Deadline Approaches to Comply with Federal ID Requirements
Saturday, 06 January 2018 17:28
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The Jan. 22 deadline is nearing for U.S. states to comply with federal Real ID requirements. Twenty-seven states already comply, as determined by the Department of Homeland Security. Three states are issuing new IDs currently but are awaiting DHS confirmation that those IDs comply with the new federal requirements; if DHS does not confirm by Jan. 22, it will issue those states extensions. And 20 states have received extensions until Oct. 10, 2018, to comply.

Individual travelers in the 27 compliant states have until Oct. 1, 2020, to possess a Real ID and present it at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints at airports. Residents of the other 33 states, however, can only pass through airport security until Oct. 10, 2018, and then must present an acceptable alternative form of identification like a U.S. passport, trusted traveler card or permanent resident card, barring clarification from DHS.

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