Real ID Law Deadline Extended to 2021

by: Scott McCaulley

Today had long been set as the day the Real I.D. Law, which was originally enacted in 2005, would be in effect through the entire United States. However, COVID-19 as put another delay into that plan.

Earlier this year, the Trump Administration had announced that the implementation of the new law would be delayed a year while the National and State Governments focused their efforts on the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The current edition of the “At Your Service” Podcast features an interview from earlier this year with Car Wade from Ozark Country Vacations and Cruises explaining the history of the Real I.D. Law which came as a result of 9-11.

Despite the postponing of the law’s implementation, Real I.D.s are available currently through the Department of Revenue. Some of the information needed to get the Real I.D. include:

  • Proof that you’re a citizen, like a birth certificate or valid passport
  • Your Social Security card, W-2 or current pay stub
  • Two proofs of residency, like your vehicle registration or utility bill
  • And if your name changed at all, a marriage certificate, divorce decree, adoption paperwork or legal name change document

More information on Real I.D. is available on the AYS Podcast:



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