Oklahoma Receives Extension by the Federal Government to Comply with ID Law


Oklahoma has been granted an extension for the State IDs to comply with Federal Rules by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Extension is until October 10, 2018.

This is good for Oklahomans because it allows resident’s driver’s licenses to continue to be recognized by the federal government as a form of ID. Before the extension, there were growing concerns that Oklahoma’s would have to have an ID other than their driver’s license to fly.

Mary Fallin stated, “This is great news for Oklahomans, and means there will be no restrictions on individuals using Oklahoma licenses to fly or access federal buildings through October 10 of next year … I applaud our lawmakers for working in a constructive, bipartisan fashion in approving legislation earlier this year that made Oklahoma compliant with the REAL ID Act.”

DPS Commissioner Michael C. Thompson said, “There have been many questions recently about Oklahoma’s status regarding REAL ID. DPS is actively working towards making Oklahoma REAL ID compliant and will use this time to gain compliance with the requirement. We strongly appreciate Governor Fallin’s leadership in signing REAL ID into law.”

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