Real ID Extensions

All REAL ID extensions are pending a decision by Secretary Kelly until further notice.  For states with extensions that expire after June 6, 2017 that do not receive an extension, Federal agencies will not begin enforcement until the grace period ends on July 10, 2017.   During the grace period, Federal facilities are expected to continue accepting drivers licenses and identification cards issued by states with an expired limited extension.


Secretary Kelly is considering extensions within the broader context of the current threat environment and the need to have secure forms of identification for accessing Federal facilities and boarding commercial aircraft.  He believes the time has come for full implementation and is firmly committed to enforcing the law.


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