Posted by / 29-Jun-2020 03:05


Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act 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 state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards.

States have made considerable progress in meeting this key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission and every state has a more secure driver's license today than before the passage of the Act.

Starting February 5, 2018, residents of American Samoa, which is not compliant with REAL ID and was not granted an extension, will no longer be allowed to use their American Samoa-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards to access federal facilities (including military bases), enter nuclear power plants or board commercial aircraft.

As noted above, this is what we call “state-based” enforcement.

To check whether your state is compliant or has an extension, click here.

Klikając lub nawigując w tej witrynie, wyrażasz zgodę na gromadzenie przez nas informacji na Facebooku i poza nim przy użyciu plików cookie.American Samoa residents will need to show an alternative form of identification that is acceptable to the facility.Visitors should contact the facility to determine what, if any, identification is needed for access.The Act does not require individuals to present identification where it is not currently required to access a Federal facility (such as to enter the public areas of the Smithsonian) nor does it prohibit an agency from accepting other forms of identity documents other than documents from non-compliant states (such as a U. In the near term, as DHS reviews American Samoa’s progress towards compliance, TSA will continue to provide additional assistance for American Samoans that arrive at the airport without acceptable identification, such as a passport.In this case, you may be asked to present at least two other forms of ID, such as: These alternative forms of ID must have your name and other identifying information such as photo, address, phone number, social security number, or date of birth.


For more information on EDLs, please go to gov/enhanced-drivers-licenses-what-are-they.

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