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DHS seeks public input on technology to streamline applications for REAL ID-compliant licenses

  1. Original Date Announced

    November 7, 2019

    DHS issues request for information (RFI) seeking public comment on how new technologies could streamline the process for individuals to submit, receive, and authenticate required documentation and information when applying for a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or identification card. The comment period ends on December 9, 2019.

    [ID #823]

    DHS requests input on technologies to assist applications for REAL ID
  2. Effective Date

    November 7, 2019

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Forms and Information Collection
Subject Matter: Enforcement
Agencies Affected: TSA DHS State & Local Entities

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • April 3, 2019 The REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, enacted the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s minimum standards. The purposes covered by the Act are: accessing Federal facilities, entering nuclear power plants, and, no sooner than 2016, boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft. REAL ID Act of 2005

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