Due to DMV’s across the country temporarily closing or limiting access, the deadline for Americans to secure a Real ID driver’s license for use as identification at domestic airports has been moved back one year. Originally scheduled to go into effect in October of 2020, the Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday March 26th that enforcement is now set to begin on October 1, 2021.
The REAL ID Act prohibits federal agencies from accepting licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet Real ID standards for official purposes which includes air travel. If you are unsure whether your license is compliant, check this link https://www.tsa.gov/real-id. If you need information on where to obtain a REAL ID, go here https://www.dhs.gov/real-id and click on your state on the map.