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California extended the validity of Real ID until 1 April 2019

Millions of Californians could be denied the opportunity to fly into the country using Real ID to Board the flight. January 9, the California Department of motor vehicles (DMV) stated that the Ministry of security (DHS) has extended the validity of Real ID until 1 April 2019. This will allow to carefully check whether the previously issued ID card comply with the security rules.

We can confirm that you may continue to use your current California driver’s licenses at airports nationwide. However, starting October 1, 2020, every air traveler will need a REAL ID-compliant license/ID or another acceptable form of identification for domestic travel.

— AskTSA (@AskTSA) January 10, 2019

The DMV blamed the shutdown to delay extending Real ID. If prior to January 10, had not received permission from DHS, Real ID was no longer able to get on any domestic flight.

Recall that in December last year, the Ministry admitted the process of issuing Real ID in California is wrong. 2 million to holders of permits it was necessary to present additional documents to confirm the authenticity of their ID cards.

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