Pennsylvania gets Real ID extension through October 2018


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Wednesday that New Jersey was one of 17 states to receive an extension to meet the requirements of the Real ID act.

That means that Oregon-issued driver licenses, instruction permits and identification cards will continue to be accepted at airports for the goal of accessing federal facilities where individuals are required to present an identification document for access through at least October 10, 2018, the agency said in a news release.

State officials say they plan to have REAL ID compliant driver's licenses available to people that want them beginning in January 2019. For a list of states already in compliance or with an extension visit DHS's REAL ID webpage.

Verifying the applicant doesn't have a current license or ID card in another state.

Congressman Greg Gianforte: "The federal government has granted the state more time to comply with REAL ID requirements". If you have a valid US Passport or US Passport Card with your legal name, you may use that as your name change document.

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Those with the non-compliant licenses eventually will need additional documentation - such as a passport, permanent resident card or military ID - to board domestic commercial flights and for other federal purposes.

For more information about DMV's Service Transformation Program, visit Right now, driver's licenses are the only i-d required for domestic flights.

SC is getting another extension for the new REAL ID licenses that will soon be required nationwide. The SCDMV expects this to be the last extension the state will have to request.

MVD Administrator Sarah Garcia said, "This extension gives MVD time to develop business processes, hire new staff, and acquire the necessary equipment needed to implement REAL ID". Participation by states is voluntary, although federal agencies are prohibited from accepting driver's licenses or identification cards from noncompliant states for official purposes (e.g., boarding aircraft, accessing federal facilities, and entering nuclear power plants). In fact, some states now issue such noncompliant cards to undocumented individuals.