Thursday, March 26, 2020

REAL ID Act implementation delayed amid covid-19 response

Travelers in New York and California may get an extension on making appointments to obtain driver's licenses or state identification cards that comply with the federal government's Real ID law. 

Without the change, many passengers in these states, whose identification cards do not describe the limitation for federal purposes -- often because of their application to undocumented immigrants -- would not be allowed to board flights in the U.S. starting October 1. Note: Real ID-compliant forms of identification don't just include driver's licenses. A passport or a passport card meets the requirement, as do Global Entry cards for U.S. travelers returning from overseas.


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