DHS Announces Extension of REAL ID Full Enforcement Deadline
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.
REAL ID - Minimum Standards for Driver’s Licenses
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.
DHS Launches “Be Your REAL ID Self” Public Awareness Campaign
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.
REAL ID Compliance Extensions Update
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.
Written testimony of the PLCY for a House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security hearing titled “Secure Identification: The REAL ID Act's Minimum Standards for Driver's Licenses and Identification Cards”
David Heyman, Assistant Secretary for Policy, addresses the progress states have made implementing the REAL ID Act of 2005, Title II of division B of Pub. L. 109-13.
Last Updated: 09/28/2022