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Oklahoma denied request to extend time to become compliant with Real ID Act

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Posted at 4:01 PM, Oct 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 11:22:22-04

The request to extend the date for Oklahoma to become compliant with the Real ID Act has been denied.

On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety denied the State of Oklahoma’s request to extend the time to become compliant with the Real ID Act.

Now, starting January 30, 2017, those with Oklahoma licenses will not be able to use them in federal agencies.

Basically that means that anyone using an Oklahoma license will have to have a form of identification that is REAL ID compliant to enter a federal building, facility, military base, courthouse, etc.

What is REAL ID? Frequently asked questions get answered here

Then in January 22, 2018, state issued IDs will not be accepted to use when boarding a commercial aircraft within the United States. 

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