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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 Jurisdiction 2019 Extension Ends
California Jan 10, 2019*
Massachusetts Jan 10, 2019*
Guam Jan 10, 2019*
Virginia Jan 10, 2019*
Minnesota Mar 01, 2019*
U.S. Virgin Islands Apr 01, 2019
Rhode Island May 01, 2019
Alaska Jun 01, 2019
Montana Jun 01, 2019
Northern Marianas Jun 01, 2019
Illinois Jun 01, 2019
Kentucky Aug 01, 2019
Missouri Aug 01, 2019
Pennsylvania Aug 01, 2019
American Samoa Oct 10, 2019
New Jersey Oct 10, 2019
Maine Oct 10, 2019
Oklahoma Oct 10, 2019
Oregon Oct 10, 2019

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

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Last Updated: 09/28/2022
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