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6 January 2020

Real ID is Coming...What You Need to Know

Real ID is required Oct 1st 2021

Real ID is Coming...What You Need to Know

Real ID  Rolling Out- Formulated in the wake of September 11 and passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act was passed to “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver’s licenses.” Starting October 1, 2021, every state and territory resident will need to present a REAL ID-compliant license/ID or another acceptable form of identification (like a passport or passport card) for accessing federal facilities — including boarding commercial aircraft. Oregon has not created a Real ID compliant license yet but the DMV is planning a roll out Mid-2020. It is highly likely that there will a back log due to high demand so the DMV is encouraging travelers to acquire other acceptable forms of ID, such as a passport. You will not need a Real ID if you plan to travel using a passport as identification, but if you want to use only your state issued ID for traveling you will need a Real ID compliant license or identification card. For more information please visit:


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