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DHS makes citizens of Freely Associated States eligible for REAL IDs

  1. Date Announced

    Sept. 4, 2019

    DHS issues final rule amending the regulatory definition of "temporary lawful status" at 6 CFR 37.3 to allow citizens of Freely Associated States residing in the United States to be eligible for full-term REAL ID driver's licenses and identification cards. This final rule was promulgated in response to the REAL ID Modification for Freely Associated States Act, Pub. L. No. 115-323 (Dec. 17, 2018).

    [ID #812]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Sept. 4, 2019
  3. Subsequent Action

    September 12, 2019

    On September 12, 2019, DHS issued a minor correction to this final rule, modifying a citation in footnote 9.

    Corrected final rule of REAL ID
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Rule
Subject Matter: Non-Immigrant Visas
Agencies Affected: DHS

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