Department of Homeland Security Delays Real ID Deadline

Department of Homeland Security Delays Real ID Deadline Click to Enlarge Photo: Department of Public Safety

(KNSI) - The Department of Homeland Security says they are delaying the deadline for Americans to get a Real ID.

The deadline was set for October 1, 2020, but government officials now say they have pushed that back to October 1, 2021, due to the current COVID-19 crisis.

Minnesota was one of the last states to get on board with Real ID, and many driver's license offices closed to the public because they were too small to comply with social distancing guidelines, leaving many who hadn't applied for a Real ID wondering if they were going to miss the October 1 deadline.

A passport or military ID would have been sufficient to board a domestic flight or enter a federal building for someone who hadn't gotten a Real ID.

For those whose licenses or IDs are expiring, you still must have it renewed at a driver's license office that is still open.Find one by clicking here.

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