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Extensions granted for some expiring driver licenses and instruction permits.

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REAL ID

What is REAL ID?

REAL ID is a federal law, not an actual piece of ID. Congress passed the REAL ID Act in 2005. The act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver licenses and ID cards. Starting October 1, 2021 anyone traveling by airplane or visiting certain federal facilities must use a REAL ID compliant license or ID card.

You may already have what you need

You can use any of these identification options to board domestic flights:

See the full list of ID documents accepted for air travel.(tsa.gov)

Find out more about how to get ready.

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