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09-02-2018 – REAL ID: Fact or myth #5

  A state must receive full REAL ID compliance approval from the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) before it can issue REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and ID cards. This is a myth!   “The REAL ID Act actually requires states to begin issuing REAL ID-compliant licenses and ID cards before they submit their compliance certifications […]

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30-01-2018 – REAL ID: Fact or myth #4

An Enhanced Driver’s License can be used as a REAL ID-compliant document   True   The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will accept Enhanced Driver’s Licenses (EDLs) for official federal purposes such as boarding a commercial aircraft or entering certain federal facilities—the same as they’d accept a REAL ID-compliant license. What you WON’T see on […]

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18-01-2018 – REAL ID: Fact or myth #3

Every state must produce REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses with a completely new design and security features    It varies by state and territory   This is because the Department of Homeland Security requires only that the cards meet certain security standards. Some DMVs started issuing driver’s licenses and ID cards that met REAL ID standards […]

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16-01-2018 – REAL ID: Fact or myth #2

REAL ID drivers’ licenses and ID cards are easy to spot; they all have a gold star in the corner.   This is a myth!   Fact: A variety of REAL ID indicators are valid and approved by the Department of Homeland Security. Steve Yonkers, Director, Identity and Credentialing/REAL ID Program, at the DHS, explains […]

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14-12-2017 – REAL ID: Fact or myth #1

Can you tell whether the statement below is a fact, or a myth?   Compliance with REAL ID is mandatory at the federal, state, and individual levels.   This is a myth!   What are the facts? The requirements to comply with REAL ID vary by group. Here’s the deal: Federal government: Certain federal (or […]

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