Friday, July 14, 2017

Missouri Granted Extension on Real ID Compliance

Missouri was granted an extension to comply with Federal Real ID requirements until October 10th by Homeland Security Chair John Kelly, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. Missouri Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt had requested the extension, along with Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. After October 10th, state licenses will no longer be accepted at federal facilities and nuclear power plants unless they are Real ID compliant. Missouri still faces a January 22nd deadline for airports and some federal facilities and bases.

On August 28th, a Missouri law allowing residents to obtain Real ID compliant driver’s licenses that was passed by the legislature will take effect. Before that, legislators had fought tooth and nail against complying, citing privacy concerns.

Among other forms of acceptable identification as listed by the TSA include passports and passport cards, DHS Trusted Traveler cards, US Military ID, permanent resident or border crossing cards, airline or airport-issued ID, or US Citizenship & Immigration Services Employment Authorization Card (I-766).

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