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Real ID Deadline Extended 2 years

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(Baltimore, MD) -- The deadline to acquire the Real ID is being extended.

The Maryland Department of Homeland Security says the federal government has pushed the enforcement date two years from May 2023 to May 2025.

“DHS continues to work closely with U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories to meet REAL ID requirements,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas. “This extension will give states needed time to ensure their residents can obtain a REAL ID-compliant license or identification card. DHS will also use this time to implement innovations to make the process more efficient and accessible. We will continue to ensure that the American public can travel safely.”

The grace period will give Maryland residents more time to get the paperwork needed in order and give states more time to deal with a backlog of ID requests.

Article contributed by source.metronetworks.com