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Released:Feb 05, 2018

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Read: Update on REAL ID Enforcement (Oklahoma)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GRANTS OKLAHOMA ANOTHER GRACE PERIOD

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security granted Oklahoma an extension to meet the requirement of REAL ID through October 10, 2019.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) has completed its review of Oklahoma’s REAL ID extension request and has granted Oklahoma another extension until October 10,2019.  What this means for Oklahoma license and ID card holders is that the federal government will continue to recognize Oklahoma’s driver license and ID cards until next October.  Oklahoman’s will still be able to gain access to federal buildings and military installations using these documents.

USDHS has updated their website to reflect this new information.

Link to U.S. Department of Homeland Security REAL ID Map and Information: https://www.dhs.gov/real-id

Read: REAL ID Federal Enforcement

Secure driver's licenses and identification documents are a vital component of our national security framework. The REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, enacted the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s minimum standards.

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