Once again, the Department of Homeland Security has pushed back the compliance deadline for Real ID licenses and identification cards.
- Under the previous deadline, a Real ID-complaint license would have been required to board a plane starting May 3rd of 2023. But that deadline has now been pushed to 2025, citing pandemic-related delays.
- The Real ID program has been delayed multiple times - the bill was originally passed in all the way back in 2005 with an original deadline of May 11th, 2008.
- Roughly one-third of Americans do not currently have a Real ID-compliant license.