REAL ID Grace Period Extended

HARRISBURG – The federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently extended Pennsylvania’s REAL ID enforcement grace period through October 10.

A Pennsylvania driver’s license or photo ID card will continue to be accepted as a valid form of photo identification to enter federal buildings, military installations and nuclear power plants during that time period.

The General Assembly passed a new law last month that will help Pennsylvania comply with the federal REAL ID Act. Without that legislation, driver’s licenses and photo ID cards would no longer be accepted as valid identification for entrance to federal facilities, and would not be accepted for air travel after January 22, 2018.

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