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Missouri and Illinois Granted Extension for REAL ID Enforcement through Summer of 2019

Posted on October 02, 2018 in

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has officially granted extensions to both Missouri and Illinois for the REAL ID Act and its regulations.

Federal agencies and airports will accept current state-issued driver licenses and identification cards for official purposes, including domestic air travel, for Illinois through June 1, 2019 and Missouri through Aug. 1, 2019. 

“The Department of Revenue has been working non-stop to meet the requirements of the REAL ID Act, and we remain on track to achieve full implementation by March 2019,” said Joel Walters, director of the Missouri Department of Revenue, the state agency that oversees the issuance of driver licenses. “With this additional extension, which is valid through Aug. 1, 2019, citizens can rest assured they’ll be able to continue using their Missouri-issued driver licenses and ID cards for official purposes, including domestic air travel, until they are able to apply for a REAL ID-compliant driver license or ID card in March.”

The previous deadline for new ID's compliant with the Real ID Act was set in early October 2018.

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