PATCH: Real ID Act: Illinois To Start Issuing New IDs Next Year

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The Patch is reporting, “Starting soon, U.S. residents won’t be able to fly around the country unless their state ID is complaint with the REAL ID law. Illinois has been granted an extension to come into compliance, so for now, residents will still be able to board domestic flights with their current ID, but the Secretary of State’s office estimates it will be able to issue REAL ID-compliant cards starting in January 2019.

Starting on Jan. 22, travelers with driver’s licenses from states that are already compliant with the 2005 REAL ID Act or have not been granted an extension are not able to travel by air within the U.S. unless they show an alternate form of ID…”

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