Real ID Act Compliance

Real ID Act Compliance

In January 2018 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security implemented phase 4 of the REAL ID Act, which sets new standards for state issued driver's licenses and identity documents.

Real ID Act Compliance
Map of United States Real ID status per state
Compliant Extension Not Compliant

A number of states are not yet in compliance and were granted an extension for REAL ID implementation. Federal agencies will accept driver's licenses and identification cards from non-compliant states at federal buildings, nuclear power plants, and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

It is important to keep in mind that U.S. passports serve as government compliant documentation for domestic as well as international air travel. If your state remains non-compliant or you haven’t updated your driver’s license, the best solution is to carry your passport.

Citizens must update their old state driver’s license for new REAL ID’s by October 1, 2020. In most states, a gold or black star in the top part of the card means it is compliant.

The only non-compliant U.S. state or territory not granted an extension was American Samoa. Driver’s licenses from American Samoa will not be accepted as of 2/5/2018. A U.S. passport is required for air travel.

Current status of states & territories

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Alabama Compliant

Alabama is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Alabama at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

Alaska Extension

Alaska has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Alaska at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

American Samoa Not Compliant

American Samoa is not in compliance with the REAL ID Act and Federal agencies will not accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from American Samoa as of February 5, 2018.

Arizona Compliant

Arizona is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Arizona at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

Arkansas Compliant

Arkansas is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Arkansas at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

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California Extension

California has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from California at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

Colorado Compliant

Colorado is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Colorado at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

Connecticut Compliant

Connecticut is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Connecticut at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

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Delaware Compliant

Delaware is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Delaware at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

District of Columbia Compliant

District of Columbia is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from District of Columbia at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

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Florida Compliant

Florida is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Florida at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

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Georgia Compliant

Georgia is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Georgia at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

Guam Extension

Guam has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Guam at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

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Hawaii Compliant

Hawaii is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Hawaii at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

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Idaho Extension

Idaho has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Idaho at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

Illinois Extension

Illinois has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Illinois at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

Indiana Compliant

Indiana is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Indiana at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

Iowa Compliant

Iowa is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Iowa at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

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Kansas Compliant

Kansas is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Kansas at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

Kentucky Extension

Kentucky has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Kentucky at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

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Louisiana Compliant

Louisiana is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Louisiana at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

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Maine Extension

Maine has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Maine at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

Maryland Compliant

Maryland is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Maryland at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

Massachusetts Extension

Massachusetts has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Massachusetts at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

Michigan Compliant

Michigan is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Michigan at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

Minnesota Extension

Minnesota has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Minnesota at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

Mississippi Compliant

Mississippi is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Mississippi at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

Missouri Extension

Missouri has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Missouri at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

Montana Extension

Montana has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Montana at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

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Nebraska Compliant

Nebraska is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Nebraska at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

Nevada Compliant

Nevada is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Nevada at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

New Hampshire Extension

New Hampshire has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from New Hampshire at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

New Jersey Extension

New Jersey has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from New Jersey at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

New Mexico Compliant

New Mexico is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from New Mexico at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

New York Extension

New York has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from New York at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

North Carolina Compliant

North Carolina is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from North Carolina at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

North Dakota Extension

North Dakota has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from North Dakota at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

North Mariana Islands Extension

North Mariana Islands has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from North Mariana Islands at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

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Ohio Compliant

Ohio is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Ohio at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

Oklahoma Extension

Oklahoma has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Oklahoma at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

Oregon Extension

Oregon has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Oregon at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

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Pennsylvania Extension

Pennsylvania has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Pennsylvania at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

Puerto Rico Extension

Puerto Rico has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Puerto Rico at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

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Rhode Island Extension

Rhode Island has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Rhode Island at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

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South Carolina Extension

South Carolina has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from South Carolina at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

South Dakota Compliant

South Dakota is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from South Dakota at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

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Tennessee Compliant

Tennessee is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Tennessee at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

Texas Compliant

Texas is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Texas at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

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Utah Compliant

Utah is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Utah at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

U.S. Virgin Islands Extension

U.S. Virgin Islands has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from U.S. Virgin Islands at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

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Vermont Compliant

Vermont is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Vermont at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

Virginia Extension

Virginia has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Virginia at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

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Washington Extension

Washington has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Washington at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until October 10, 2018.

West Virginia Compliant

West Virginia is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from West Virginia at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

Wisconsin Compliant

Wisconsin is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Wisconsin at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.

Wyoming Compliant

Wyoming is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Wyoming at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants, and they can be used to board domestic commercial flights.