Minnesotans get another year to use old IDs for flights

Katrina Barker
October 20, 2017

Gov. Mark Dayton announced Wednesday that the state received an extension to allow old IDs at airports through October 10, 2018. Real ID implements security process and prohibits federal agencies from accepting identification from states that don't meet requirements, according to the North Dakota DOT.

Through Senate Bill 366 (Cohenour), the 2017 Montana Legislature authorized MVD to comply with the Federal REAL ID law and to begin issuing compliant credentials starting January 2019. The previous extension recently expired, although the state remained covered under a temporary grace period.

"Fallin's leadership in signing REAL ID into law".

However, there's still a complication, in the form of continuing trouble the state has been having issuing current drivers licenses, vehicle tabs and titles because of new software. Once the state is certified compliant, there will be no need for additional extension requests. It is important to note that all Minnesota citizens will continue to have the choice to have a non-REAL ID driver's license. Passports will still be required for global travel. Due to state and federal laws, these customers will not be able to order their REAL ID online next year.

SC is getting another extension for the new REAL ID licenses that will soon be required nationwide.

The one-year reprieve means New Jersey residents can continue to use their driver's licenses for identification to board commercial aircraft until at least October 10, 2018.

If you received your first SC license or ID during or after November 2010 or moved to the state after being licensed or holding an ID in another state and changed your out-of-state license or ID to a SC card during or after November 2010, the required documents may already be on file with the agency.

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