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REAL ID Compliance Extensions Update

Release Date: 
October 19, 2018

As of October 10, 2018, 37 states, territories, and the District of Columbia have been determined by DHS as compliant with all REAL ID requirements.  The other 19 jurisdictions are noncompliant, but have been granted a temporary extension from enforcement.  Extensions are granted at the discretion of Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen who is committed to enforcing the REAL ID law and regulation according to the planned enforcement schedule.  For this extension cycle, DHS has issued limited compliance extensions for only the amount of time that states or territories need to both begin issuing REAL IDs and to complete the DHS compliance review. 

Learn about REAL ID at www.dhs.gov/real-id.

Noncompliant Jurisdiction2019 Extension Ends
CaliforniaJan 10, 2019*
MassachusettsJan 10, 2019*
GuamJan 10, 2019*
VirginiaJan 10, 2019*
MinnesotaMar 01, 2019*
U.S. Virgin IslandsApr 01, 2019
Rhode IslandMay 01, 2019
AlaskaJun 01, 2019
MontanaJun 01, 2019
Northern MarianasJun 01, 2019
IllinoisJun 01, 2019
KentuckyAug 01, 2019
MissouriAug 01, 2019
PennsylvaniaAug 01, 2019
American SamoaOct 10, 2019
New JerseyOct 10, 2019
MaineOct 10, 2019
OklahomaOct 10, 2019
OregonOct 10, 2019

* indicates state is issuing REAL ID-compliant licenses and IDs

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Last Published Date: October 19, 2018
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