# Real id
May 7th is the deadline to upgrade your driver’s license or state-issued ID to a REAL-ID
The REAL ID Act is a law that sets higher security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards (IDs). All 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the 5 US territories are now REAL ID compliant and issuing REAL ID compliant driver’s licenses and IDs.
Secure Your Flight: Get a REAL ID by May 7,2025
The implementation of REAL ID will come into effect on May 7, 2025, and it is crucial for individuals planning to fly to ensure they have obtained it. REAL ID represents a set of security measures established by the federal government to enhance the safety and integrity of identification cards issued by states. These new identification cards will serve as an acceptable form of identification when boarding domestic flights, accessing federal facilities, or even entering nuclear power plants.
Are You REAL ID Ready? Enforcement Begins May 7, 2025.
MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY - In light of the impending enforcement of the REAL ID Act, residents of Morristown, Morris County, and the broader New Jersey state are encouraged to ensure their identification documents are updated accordingly.
Arizona's Travel Requirement Deadline is Approaching
Arizona's Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division says that the upcoming deadline to obtain a Travel ID is May 7, 2025. This ID is the same as what other states call a REAL ID. It is based on the REAL ID Act and the requirements of the Department of Homeland Security.
Senior Health & Wellness Fair on 8/30
The C.W. Avery Family YMCA will be hosting a Senior Health and Wellness Fair on Wednesday, August 30th from 10 AM to 1 PM CST. The event is also sponsored by Illinois State Representative Harry Benton, the Plainfield Township, and the Plainfield Park District.
California DMV Announces Closure of Three Driver’s License Processing Centers in Southern California
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is set to close its three Driver’s License Processing Centers (DLPC) in Southern California. The decision comes in light of the shift to online services, budget constraints, and the extended federal REAL ID enforcement date.
Virginians are obtaining REAL ID at record rates 2 years in advance of the deadline
Virginia residents are a[pplying for REAL ID's. In 2022 the Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles announced that on May 7, 2025, Virginians who want to board a domestic flight will not be able to use a regular driver's license . They must have a REAL ID. (compliant version) and a 2-year extension was issued. Anyone wanting to apply must go in person to DMV with specific forms of ID including a U.S. passport. Some military IDs will be accepted.
Virginians will need a new State ID in order to travel on domestic flights and access Federal buildings in 2025
DMV is advising Virginians who travel by air that in 2 years they will be required to have a new form of identification. By May 7. 2025 a REAL ID will be necessary in order to enter federal buildings, military bases, and also for domestic travel. The new form of identification is optional but anyone traveling on a domestic flight or going to a military base must have one or they will be denied. DMV Commissioner Gerald Lackeymade the following statement.
Record High Demand for US Passports Results in Extended Wait Times and Backlog
Passport applicants face wait times of over three months as the State Department struggles to keep up with the surge in demand. A massive backlog of passport applications could have you waiting three or more months for a US Passport.
New Federal Requirement for Drivers Licenses
Starting May 7, 2025, you must have a REAL ID-compliant driver's license/ID to fly within the U.S., unless you use a U.S. passport or another federally approved form of identification.
As of this date it will be mandatory to have a Real ID in the United States
As of May 7, 2025, it will be mandatory to have a Real ID in the United States. From that date, it will be mandatory to show it for domestic travel. The document is issued by each state taking into account multiple security standards.
By May 7, 2025, New York Residents Will Need a REAL ID Driver's License or ID to Board a Plane Without a Passport
After the deadline date of May 7, 2025, New York residents will need a REAL ID driver's license or passport in order to board a plane to fly anywhere in the U.S. This also applies to entering federally secure facilities, such as secure federal buildings, military bases, or nuclear facilities.
Having Trouble Finding a Real ID Appointment? You May Be Making This Common Mistake
Thousands of Real ID appointments are available says the MVC, so why can't NJ drivers find them? You may be making this common mistake when trying to schedule an appointment...
How to obtain a Real ID in the United States? Facilities it offers
The date for processing the Real ID has been extended, however, thousands of people have not yet started the process. California authorities, for example, recommend not to leave it until the last day of the established deadline.
Utah Residents Need a REAL ID by May 7, 2025, to Board a Plane, Not the May 3, 2023, Deadline the UT DPS Says
Utah residents have until May 7, 2025, to get a REAL ID driver's license, in order to board a plane without a passport in the U.S. This is not what the Utah Dept of Public Safety (DPS) says - they still have the old May 3, 2023, deadline on their "REAL ID - What You Need to Know" site.
Georgia's DDS Website Still Says the REAL ID Deadline is May 3, 2023, Instead of May 7, 2025 - To Board a Plane
Georgia's Dept. of Driver Services website for the REAL ID requirement - i.e., the driver's license with a star in the upper right-hand corner - is May 3, 2023. But the new deadline is May 7, 2025.
Florida's DMV Says That DHS Did Not Need to Extend the REAL ID Deadline - As it has 98% of Residents Signed Up
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently extended the deadline to get a REAL ID driver's license to May 7, 2025, from the prior deadline of May 3, 2023. Florida residents have been signing up under the old deadline and on Jan. 1, 2023, the Florida DMV says that 98% of its residents now have a REAL ID.
California Migrants May Be Hoping To Board Planes Under the New CA ID Law - But Won't Be Allowed After May 7, 2025
California immigrants still won't be able to board planes in the U.S. under the REAL ID Act of 2005 when it goes into effect without a passport. As I wrote about the new REAL ID deadline on Dec. 15: "California Residents Now Have Longer - Until May 7, 2025, To Get a REAL ID Driver's License - In Order To Board a Plane."
Arkansas Says That May 3, 2023, is the Deadline to Get a REAL ID Driver's License If You Want to Board a Plane
That's right - this is what the Arkansas Dept. of Finance and Administration says on its REAL ID site as it applies to Arkansas residents. You will need a REAL ID driver's license issued by Arkansas (or another state in which you reside) by May 3, 2023, to board a plane starting then. You will also need it to enter a federal building (other than a post office), or military base - unless you present a passport, passport card, or a Dept. of Defense ID.
Expect Long TSA Lines at Airports This Week, Especially in Dallas DFW Airport
The AAA now expects some 56.4 million people will travel 50 miles or more this week for Thanksgiving. They also expect 8% more people will be flying this seeking compared to last year. This puts it at pre-pandemic levels.