Patricia Pike: Real ID Deadline Extended

REAL ID Deadline Extended

     Missourians with plans to fly later this year received good news this week as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) extended the deadline for obtaining a REAL ID-compliant identification card. Missourians were facing a deadline of October 1 of this year, but the department announced this week the deadline has been pushed to May 3, 2023.

     Beginning May 3, 2023, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or identification card, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another TSA-acceptable form of identification at airport security checkpoints for domestic air travel. 

The department will hold informational webinars on Thursday, April 29; Tuesday, May 4; and Wednesday, May 5. For more information and to register for the webinars, anyone interested can visit