Real ID Deadline Extended

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If you have not updated your driver’s license, the deadline for converted to a “Real ID” has been extended. The new deadline is in October.

In a news release, The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles reported:
Real ID credentials have been issued since October 3, 2016, and they are awaiting official confirmation from DHS that we are in full compliance. Louisiana has been in continuous contact with DHS, who has confirmed that the determination of compliance has been forwarded to the Secretary for official approval.

Although Louisiana is awaiting approval, DHS is in recognition of the coming enforcement deadline therefore has used there delegate authority to immediately grant an extension which will be valid through October 10, 2018. This means Louisiana citizens will still be allowed to use a non-expired Louisiana driver’s license or identification card for domestic air travel even if it has not been marked with a Real ID symbol.


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