Washington, D.C. – Due to the spreading coronavirus the federal government has rescheduled the deadline for compliance with the Real ID Act from its original deadline of October 2020 to October 2021.
Chad Wolf, Secretary of Homeland Security, confirmed many DMVs across the country are temporarily closed. “This action will preclude millions of people from applying for and receiving their REAL ID,” he acknowledged in a recently released statement.
The Real ID Act—passed in 2004—mandated that all U.S. residents must have an updated identification card if they wish to travel on commercial airlines and/or access federal facilities. According to the Act, every state to verify documentation that proves an individual’s name, birth date and residence.