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REAL ID Deadline Extended by DHS

I would like to share the latest developments regarding the REAL ID Act and the requirements for customer licensing here in Massachusetts. Any questions can be directed to MassDOT Government Relations.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended the REAL ID enforcement date from May 3, 2023 to May 7, 2025. Beginning May 7, 2025, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or identification card, or another TSA-acceptable form of identification, for domestic air travel and to enter certain federal facilities. TSA publishes a list of its acceptable identification documents on its website. All documentation that lists this date is in the process of being revised. Please continue to encourage customers to obtain REAL IDs. Customers who already have a full-term REAL ID are eligible to renew online up to a year in advance of their expiration date.

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