REAL ID

REAL ID Newsroom

Apr 27

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.

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Are you REAL ID ready?

On May 3, 2023, U.S. travelers must be REAL ID compliant to board domestic flights and access certain federal facilities.

Find out if you’re REAL ID ready with our interactive tool!


  • Are you planning to fly domestically or visit a Federal facility after May 3, 2023?
  • Yes / Don't Know
    • Does your Drivers License / ID have a star (and/or flag) or say "Enhanced"?
    • Yes
      • You're REAL ID ready! You will need this ID to board domestic flights and may need this or another acceptable form of identification to visit federal facilities.

    • No
      • Do you have a passport?
      • Yes
        • A passport is an acceptable form of identification and may be used in lieu of a REAL ID Drivers License or ID to board domestic flights and visit federal facilities.

      • No
        • Click here to see if you have one of these acceptable forms of identification that may also be used to board domestic flights and visit federal facilities (link will open in a new window). Do you have one of these?
        • Yes
          • These alternate forms of identification may be used in lieu of a REAL ID Drivers License or ID at the airport to board domestic flights and when visiting federal facilities.
        • No
          • You're not REAL ID ready! Important: if you want to board domestic flights or visit federal facilities beginning May 3, 2023 you must have a REAL ID or another acceptable form of identification. Click on your state or territory in the map below to visit your local DMV to learn more.

  • No


Map out your path to REAL ID readiness by May 3, 2023.


Click on your home state or territory to make a plan with your local DMV to be REAL ID ready.

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Be REAL ID Ready!

Deadline: May 3, 2023

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