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Department of Homeland Security Grants Pennsylvania REAL ID Enforcement Extension

09/28/2018

Applies to Residents' Access to Federal Facilities through August 1, 2019

Harrisburg, PA — The Wolf Administration has been notified by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that Pennsylvania has been granted a REAL ID enforcement extension through August 1, 2019. This extension means that Pennsylvania residents will not face access issues when entering federal facilities or boarding commercial aircraft through at least that date.

"I am thankful that DHS has recognized Pennsylvania’s efforts in becoming compliant with the REAL ID Act," said Governor Tom Wolf. "PennDOT has been working diligently to prepare for REAL ID, and we look forward to being able to offer REAL ID-compliant products as an option for our customers."

REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses and photo ID cards will be available at the customer's option in March 2019. Customers are encouraged to pre-verify for REAL ID the required documentation as soon as possible, giving them ample time to prepare. More information about what documents will be required is available on PennDOT's Driver and Vehicle Services website.

More information about REAL ID, including frequently asked questions, can be found at www.dmv.pa.gov.  

MEDIA CONTACTS: J.J. Abbott, Office of the Governor, 717-783-1116

Alexis Campbell, PennDOT, 717-787-0485

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