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October 01, 2018

Missouri Granted REAL ID Extension Through August of 2019

JEFFERSON CITY

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has officially granted Missouri an extension through Aug. 1, 2019, to satisfy requirements of the REAL ID Act and its regulations. During this extension, federal agencies will accept Missouri-issued driver licenses and identification cards for official purposes, including domestic air travel.

“The Department of Revenue has been working non-stop to meet the requirements of the REAL ID Act, and we remain on track to achieve full implementation by March 2019,” said Joel Walters, director of the Missouri Department of Revenue, the state agency that oversees the issuance of driver licenses.

“With this additional extension, which is valid through Aug. 1, 2019, citizens can rest assured they’ll be able to continue using their Missouri-issued driver licenses and ID cards for official purposes, including domestic air travel, until they are able to apply for a REAL ID-compliant driver license or ID card in March.”

Missouri’s new extension is effective through Aug. 1, 2019.

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