REAL ID: Some state IDs won't be accepted at TSA checkpoints


TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:


  • Changes to which state IDs will be accepted at airport security checkpoints  are expected soon
  • More than half of all states aren't compliant with the REAL ID Act
  • Oklahoma was granted an extension through Oct. 2016


The Transportation Security Administration is expected to announce soon when some state IDs will no longer be accepted at airport security checkpoints.

REAL ID is a 10-year-old federal recommended by the 9-11 Commission that requires enhancements to the design of IDs and the proof of residency documents needed to obtain them.

However, at the end of 2015, still more than half of all state governments are not issuing the updated IDs.

Oklahoma is not yet in compliance with the law, but the state has been given a temporary extension by Homeland Security through October 2016.

An announcement of when changes at the TSA will take place is expected by the end of the year.

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety said Tuesday that they have not been given a specific deadline for compliance. The state's extension runs through October 10, 2016.

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