Real ID Delayed Again Until 2025

  • For the past two years, it said in a statement, advancement has been “significantly hindered by state driver’s licensing agencies having to work through the backlogs created by the pandemic,”
  • Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas also discussed the delay of the implementation, noting it will allow jurisdictions to make sure people can get the licenses they need in order to travel. 
  • “DHS continues to work closely with US states, the District of Columbia, and the US territories to meet REAL ID requirements,” Mayorkas said in a statement. “This extension will give states needed time to ensure their residents can obtain a REAL ID-compliant license or identification card.”
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