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Real ID expected to get extension as Mobile ID rolls out

Posted at 11:53 AM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 19:29:03-04

TULSA, OK (KJRH) — As Mobile ID prepares to roll out in Oklahoma on October 15, officials with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety say they're in the final stages of getting yet another Real ID extension, this time to October 2020.

Public Safety Secretary Chip Keating says the extension should be finalized with Homeland Security within a week. That means Oklahoma would have to be Real ID complaint by the end of October 2020, as the department plans to roll out Real ID by the end of April 2020.

Mobile ID is in its open beta test, so anyone over 21 years old with an Apple device can sign up here to have a download link sent to their email. If you're under 21 or have an Android device, you will be able to download the app when it officially goes live on October 15.

So far, Secretary of Digital Transformation and Administration David Ostrowe says 2,500 people have signed up for the beta test, but the administration is aiming for "several hundred thousands" of users after launch.

Ostrowe also says we're learning exactly what information will be required to register for Real ID. It's much like an I-9 form, in that it includes one of each:

Proof of identity - most common is US birth certificate or passport
Proof of social security number - most common is social security card
Proof of residence - two proofs of residential address such as a utility bill
Proof of legal presence - first bullet can be used (US birth certificate or US passport)

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