SC receives extension for becoming REAL ID compliant

Randolph Lopez
October 20, 2017

Virginia and SC are only two of the 21 states not in compliance that received extensions.

Harrisburg, PA- Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has granted Pennsylvania a REAL ID enforcement extension through October 10, 2018.

The extension means Pennsylvania residents can continue to access federal facilities and board domestic airline flights until that date.

On Oct. 1, 2020, anyone hoping to board a domestic flight must have a REAL ID license or ID, valid passport, military ID, or other federally approved form of identification.

The state of Montana has been given another year before it has to begin complying with the REAL ID Act.

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The deadline for federal compliance was January 22, 2018 which the Department of Motor Vehicles would have been unable to meet. The state will seek more time to reach full compliance.

DMV said OR already meets the majority of Real ID requirements. "With this extension, MVD is on track to comply with REAL ID requirements, and also gives Montana citizens time to prepare for issuance of REAL ID credentials".

That means that Oregon-issued driver licenses, instruction permits and identification cards will continue to be accepted at airports for the goal of accessing federal facilities where individuals are required to present an identification document for access through at least October 10, 2018, the agency said in a news release. Rochester is one of only 14 DMVs in the state that issue EDLs.

"South Carolinians can rest assured knowing their state-issued licenses and IDs are still accepted for federal activities that will eventually require a REAL ID". MVD will utilize MSU-B student work through marketing and research classes to develop the public information campaign.

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