TSA Accepts Expired Driver’s Licenses to Fly. On March 17, 2020, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that expired driver’s licenses and state IDs would be accepted at airports checkpoints. The interim policy will make it easier to fly for people who have not had the opportunity to renew their driver’s license or state-IDs. TSA will accept driver’s licenses or state-IDs that have expired on or after March 1, 2020 for a year after expiration or 60 days after the country is no longer under a national emergency – whichever period is longer.
REAL-ID Deadline to be Extended to October 1, 2021. On March 26, 2020, Acting DHS Secretary Wolf extended the deadline for states to meet the Real ID requirements to October 1, 2021. Previously, the Department of Homeland Security required states to issue REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses to its residents by October 1, 2020, but decided to delay the enforcement of this due to many state and local agencies closed during the Coronavirus pandemic.
For additional information in regards to REAL ID, please visit this site. For questions regarding applying for a driver’s license, please visit your state’s Department of Transportation site for details.