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DHS issues final rule requiring REAL ID for official federal purposes beginning October 1, 2020

  1. Original Date Announced

    October 15, 2019

    DHS issues final rule, signed by Acting Secretary McAleenan, clarifying that by October 1, 2020, federal agencies will not accept non-REAL ID compliant driver's licenses and identification cards for official federal purposes. [ID #817]

    DHS Final Rule: REAL ID Regulation
  3. Biden Administration Action: Modified

    May 3, 2021

    DHS Delays REAL ID Requirement Date

    This Biden administration policy modifies the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On May 3, 2021, DHS issued this interim final rule with request for comments. The rule delays the enforcement of REAL ID Act regulations until May 3, 2023.

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Current Status

Partially in effect
May 3, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Rule
Subject Matter: Enforcement
Agencies Affected: DHS


Trump-Era Policy Documents
Biden Administration Policy Documents

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