Homeland Security, TSA extending ‘REAL ID’ compliance deadline
The October 1, 2020 deadline has been extended one year due to the coronavirus.
If you’ve been to an airport in recent months, you may have seen signs reminding travelers that ‘REAL-ID’ compliant licenses or other acceptable forms of identification – driver’s license, valid passport, U.S./military ID – will be mandatory for domestic air travel beginning on October 1, 2020.
However, due to the coronavirus pandemic and many public offices and DMV locations being close, the Department of Homeland Security has extended that deadline to October 1, 2021.
In a press release, the Department of Homeland Security says, “[The] TSA will continue to accept conventional state ID as an adequate ID for domestic air travel. TSA will also accept a conventional license or state ID that expired on or after March 1, for a year after expiration or 60 days after the duration of the emergency.”
Nebraska has been issuing ‘REAL ID’ compliant licenses since 2013.