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DHS grants Montana Real ID extension

Posted at 11:51 AM, Sep 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-30 13:55:00-04

HELENA – Senator Steve Daines says the Department of Homeland Security has granted Montana an extension to meet the requirements of the Real ID Act.

Real ID-compliant documents are required to enter some federal facilities and will be needed in the future to board commercial aircraft.

Montana lawmakers passed a law in the 2017 Legislative session allowing the state to comply with 2005 federal law.

The state has been working toward implementation and is expected to begin issuing compliant identifications in January of 2019.

Montana’s current extension was set to expire next month, but residents now have until June 1, 2019.