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Missouri receives another Real ID extension

Posted: 7:40 PM, Oct 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-02 00:40:22Z

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri received another Real ID Act extension from the Department of Homeland Security on Monday.

The state expected to receive more time to become compliant with the 2009 law. On Monday, the agency gave the state until August 1, 2019. 

With an extension, Missourians would not be able to use their license for air travel.

“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," said Joel Walters, director of the Missouri Department of Revenue in a release.

In response the September 11 terror attacks, Congress passed the Real ID Act in 2005. It sets a national standard for state-issued ID cards.

Licenses in Kansas are already Real ID compliant.