Real-ID Requirement Pushed Back To 2025
Wednesday December 7, 2022. 03:02 AM , from Slashdot
frdmfghtr shares a report from NBC News: The Department of Homeland Security announced Monday that it is extending the deadline to require Real ID-compliant identification for air travelers, pushing the start date from May 3, 2023, to May 7, 2025. The deadline for the new IDs has already been extended previously. While time extensions in the past were caused by a lack of full state compliance with the requirements for issuing the more secure driver's licenses, the deadline was previously pushed from October 2021 to this coming May, officials said at the time, because the pandemic had made it harder for people to get into state motor vehicle departments to obtain the new identifications. 'For those who aren't aware, this requirement came about after the 9/11 attacks way back in 2001, supposedly required to make the IDs harder to counterfeit,' adds Slashdot reader frdmfghtr in a comment. 'If the requirement has been pushed out repeatedly to almost 20 years after the original deadline, then it could not have been that necessary.'
In 2005, the U.S. Senate passed the Real ID act 100-0. It was included in the $82 billion Iraq Supplemental Spending Bill.
In an article from 2006, Ars Technica detailed some of the financial and technological challenges associated with implementing the act.
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