Pennsylvania Real ID

Those without Real ID now have even more time to update their licenses.

The Department of Homeland Security announced Monday it is extending the enforcement date by two years, from May 3, 2023 to May 7, 2025.

The agency cited effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, as states' driver license facilities work through lingering backlogs. The deadline has already been pushed back several times.

Once Real ID requirements are enforced, you'll need a Real ID-compliant driver's license to board domestic flights and enter certain federal facilities and military bases. But, other identification options will suffice, like a U.S. passport, a passport card or a military ID.

Real ID is indicated by a star in the top right corner of your license or photo ID. Visit PennDOT's website for information on how to obtain one.

Real ID has enhanced safety features, which officials say is necessary to keep people from using fake documents to fly or get access to federal facilities.

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