The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its intent to extend the REAL ID full enforcement date by 24 months, from May 3, 2023 to May 7, 2025. Under the new regulations published to execute this change, states will now have additional time to ensure their residents have driver’s licenses and identification cards that meet the security standards established by the REAL ID Act.
REAL ID Act of 2005
The campaign offers a digital media toolkit with content that can be leveraged to drive awareness and action for REAL ID. The toolkit includes banners ads that can be used on partner websites and in customer e-mails.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the REAL ID full enforcement date by 19 months, from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023, due to circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published a request for information in the Federal Register seeking information about security standards and technologies concerning mobile driver’s licenses. Responses to the request for information will support future DHS/TSA rulemaking to update the REAL ID Act implementing regulation to accommodate mobile driver’s licenses.
The print toolkit provides signage and collateral that can be printed and distributed electronically by government and industry partners. The toolkit includes a fact sheet, postcards, flyers, posters, and pull-up banner graphics. Source files for co-branded posters are also available in the toolkit for partners to customize. TSA requests partners share any customized or altered assets with TSA via REALID@tsa.dhs.gov for approval prior to use.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has begun a new nationwide public awareness campaign, “Be Your REAL ID Self” to promote awareness of the REAL ID requirements and encourage the public to act before the October 1, 2021 full enforcement deadline.
Government and industry partners promote the “Be Your REAL ID Self” Public Awareness Campaign as part of integrated efforts to improve the security of our homeland. Achieving REAL ID readiness is a collective effort between federal, state and local governments, as well as industry partners. Partners are crucial in driving awareness, education and adoption of REAL ID by their customers and constituents.