𝐈𝐌𝐏𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐓: 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐞𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐋 𝐈𝐃 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐞𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟑, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑.
The deadline was previously Oct. 1, 2021, but the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is extending the deadline to May 1, 2023, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“Protecting the health, safety, and security of our communities is our top priority,” said DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. “As our country continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the REAL ID full enforcement deadline will give states needed time to reopen their driver’s licensing operations and ensure their residents can obtain a REAL ID-compliant license or identification card.”
Beginning May 3, 2023, you will not be able to use your standard driver’s license or ID to board a domestic flight or enter federal facilities. Instead, you will need a valid passport or passport card, enhanced driver’s license or ID card or another federally accepted form of identification.
More from today's announcement: https://go.usa.gov/xHQnn