REAL ID deadline extended to 2023. Make sure your ID is ready to fly by then!
The federal government is giving everyone a bit more breathing room to get their REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards. The Department of Homeland Security extended the deadline until May 3, 2023, replacing the previous implementation date of Oct. 1 of this year. Postponing the enforcement of this portion of the Real ID Act will give motor vehicle departments across the nation more time to process the new credentials after many were closed or reduced services because of the coronavirus pandemic.