Real ID Documents by State and Territory

The REAL ID status of each state and territory is described below. This information is current as of November 19, 2018

REAL ID per state

The REAL ID Act It is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. states and territories. It sets federal standards for the issuance of driver’s licenses and other forms of identification. Once fully implemented, the REAL ID ACT will make it difficult or impossible for terrorists and other criminals to forge identity documents and gain unlawful access to federally-regulated commercial aircraft, nuclear power plants, and certain federal facilities.

By October 1, 2020 all states should be issuing REAL ID-compliant cards.

REAL ID standards cover the process for verifying cardholders’ identity, the physical security features of licenses and ID cards, and control over the facilities where these credentials are stored and produced. On this page you can find information about REAL ID per state.

What you need to know

  • Compliant states meet all REAL ID criteria for documentation of identity, security features of cards, and control of facilities that store and issue licenses and ID cards.
  • States are required to start issuing REAL ID cards before they achieve full compliance.

The types of REAL ID symbols currently in circulation:

Gold star

Black star

Star cutout in gold circle

Star cutout in black circle

Star cutout in gold grizzly bear

 

Find your state:

Real ID Alabama

ALABAMA

Issued starting 6/4/13

REAL ID symbol:

Material compliant symbol:

Standard: No indicator

REAL ID ALASKA

ALASKA

REAL ID deadline has been extended. Federal agencies will accept current driver’s licenses and ID cards at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until 6/1/19.

REAL ID Arizona

ARIZONA

Issued starting 4/1/16

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION” (if issued before 7/9/18) “NOT FOR FEDERAL ID” (if issued on or after 7/9/18)

 

arkansas real ID

ARKANSAS

Issued starting 10/3/16

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION” (if issued before 7-9-18) “NOT FOR FEDERAL ID” (if issued on or after 7/9/18)

California REAL ID

CALIFORNIA

Cards issued starting 1/22/18

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: “FEDERAL LIMITS APPLY”

Colorado REAL ID

COLORADO

Cards issued starting 7/1/13

REAL ID symbol: (Series 2014) (Series 2016)

Standard: “NOT VALID FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION, VOTING OR PUBLIC BENEFIT PURPOSES”

Connecticut REAL ID

CONNECTICUT

Issued starting 10/3/11

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: “Not for Federal Identification”

Delaware REAL ID

DELAWARE

Issued starting 7/1/10

REAL ID symbol: (If issued before 6/4/18) (If issued on or after 6/4/18)

Standard: “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION” (If issued before 6/4/18) “NOT FOR FEDERAL ID” (If issued on or after 6/4/18)

District of Columbia REAL ID

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Issued starting 5/1/14

REAL ID symbol:

Standard cards: “NOT VALID FOR OFFICIAL FEDERAL PURPOSES”

Florida REAL ID

FLORIDA

Issued starting August 2017

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION”

Georgia REAL ID

GEORGIA

Compliant: Issued starting 7/3/12

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: No indicator

Hawaii REAL ID

HAWAII

Compliant driver’s license: Issued starting 3/5/12

Compliant ID card: Issued starting 1/2/13

REAL ID symbol: None (If issued before 1/16/18) (If issued on or after 1/16/18)

Standard: No indicator (if issued before 1/16/18) “NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR OFFICIAL FEDERAL PURPOSES” (if issued on or after 1/16/18)

Idaho REAL ID

IDAHO

Issued starting 1/1/2018

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: “Not For REAL ID Purposes”

Illinois REAL ID

ILLINOIS

REAL ID deadline has been extended. Federal agencies will accept current driver’s licenses and ID cards at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until at least 6/1/19.

Indiana REAL ID

INDIANA

Issued starting January 2010

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: No indicator

Iowa

IOWA

Issued starting 1/15/13

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: No indicator

Kansas REAL ID

KANSAS

Issued starting 8/1/17

REAL ID symbol:

Standard cards: “NOT FOR FEDERAL ID”

Kentucky REAL ID

KENTUCKY

REAL ID deadline has been extended. Federal agencies will accept current driver’s licenses and ID cards at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until 8/1/19.

Louisiana REAL ID

LOUISIANA

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION”

Maine REAL ID

MAINE

REAL ID deadline has been extended. Federal agencies will accept current driver’s licenses and ID cards at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until 10/10/19.

Maryland REAL ID

MARYLAND

Issued starting 6/20/16

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: “Not for Federal Identification”

Massachussets REAL ID

MASSACHUSETTS

Issued starting 3/26/18

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: “NOT FOR FEDERAL ID”

Michigan REAL ID

MICHIGAN

Compliant

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION”

Minnesota REAL ID

MINNESOTA

Cards issued: Starting 10/1/18

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION”

 

Mississippi REAL ID

MISSISSIPPI

Issued starting 2017. Mandatory for all card holders.

Standard: None will be issued.

Missouri REAL ID

MISSOURI

REAL ID deadline has been extended. Federal agencies will accept current driver’s licenses and ID cards at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until 8/1/19.

Montana REAL ID

MONTANA

REAL ID deadline has been extended. Federal agencies will accept current driver’s licenses and ID cards at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until 6/1/19.

Nebraska REAL ID

NEBRASKA

Issued starting 4/15/13

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: None will be issued

Nevada REAL ID

NEVADA

Compliant: Issued starting 11/12/14

REAL ID symbol:

Standard cards: “NOT FOR FEDERAL OFFICIAL USE”

New Hampshire REAL ID

NEW HAMPSHIRE

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: “NOR FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION”

New Jersey REAL ID

NEW JERSEY

REAL ID deadline has been extended. Federal agencies will accept current driver’s licenses and ID cards at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until 10/10/19.

New Mexico REAL ID

NEW MEXICO

Issued starting 11/14/16

REAL ID symbol:

Standard cards: “NOT FOR FEDERAL PURPOSES” (red, in yellow bar) at top

New York REAL ID

NEW YORK

Issued starting 10/31/17

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: “NOT FOR FEDERAL PURPOSES”

North Carolina REAL ID

NORTH CAROLINA

Issued starting 5/1/17

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION”

North Dakota REAL ID

NORTH DAKOTA

Cards issued: Starting 5/1/18

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: No indicator

Ohio REAL ID

OHIO

Issued starting January 2015

REAL ID symbol:  (if issued before 7/1/18)  (if issued on or after 7/1/18)

Standard: Absence of star (if issued before 7/01/18) “NOT FOR FEDERAL ID” (if issued on or after 7/1/18)

Oklahoma REAL ID

OKLAHOMA

REAL ID deadline has been extended. Federal agencies will accept current driver’s licenses and ID cards at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until 10/10/19.

Oregon REAL ID

OREGON

REAL ID deadline has been extended. Federal agencies will accept current driver’s licenses and ID cards at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until 10/10/19.

pennsylvania REAL ID

PENNSYLVANIA

REAL ID deadline has been extended. Federal agencies will accept current driver’s licenses and ID cards at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until 8/1/19.

Rhode Island REAL ID

RHODE ISLAND

REAL ID deadline has been extended. Federal agencies will accept current driver’s licenses and ID cards at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until at least 5/1/19.

South Carolina REAL ID

SOUTH CAROLINA

Issued starting 3/1/2018

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION”

 

South Dakota REAL ID

SOUTH DAKOTA

Compliant

REAL ID symbol:

Tennessee REAL ID

TENNESSEE

Compliant

REAL ID symbol: none

Texas REAL ID

TEXAS

Card issued October 2016. Mandatory for all card holders.

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: None will be issued.

Utah REAL ID

UTAH

Compliant

REAL ID symbol: none

Vermont REAL ID

VERMONT

Issued starting 1/1/2014

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: “Drivers Privilege Card”

Virginia REAL ID

VIRGINIA

Cards issued: Starting 10/1/2018

REAL ID symbol: 

Standard: “FEDERAL LIMITS APPLY”

Washington REAL ID

WASHINGTON

Compliant issued: Enhanced driver’s license and ID cards, with any issuance date, are considered REAL ID-compliant

Compliant symbol: “ENHANCED” indicates compliance

STANDARD: “FEDERAL LIMITS APPLY” (if issued on or after 7/1/18)

West Virginia REAL ID

WEST VIRGINIA

Issued starting 2013

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION”

Wisconsin REAL ID

WISCONSIN

Issued starting Fall 2015

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: “NOT FOR FEDERAL PURPOSES”

Wyoming REAL ID

WYOMING

Issued starting 2014

REAL ID symbol:

Standard: No indicator

 

US TERRITORIES

AMERICAN SAMOA REAL ID

AMERICAN SAMOA

REAL ID extension deadline has been extended. Federal agencies will accept current driver’s licenses and ID cards at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until 10/10/19.

Guam REAL ID

GUAM

Compliant: Issued starting 6/25/18

Compliant symbol: 

STANDARD: NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS REAL ID

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS

REAL ID extension deadline has been extended. Federal agencies will accept current driver’s licenses and ID cards at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until 6/1/19.

Puerto Rico REAL ID

PUERTO RICO

Materially compliant

Non-compliant: “NOT FOR REAL ID PURPOSES.”

US VIRGIN ISLANDS REAL ID

US VIRGIN ISLANDS

REAL ID extension deadline has been extended. Federal agencies will accept current driver’s licenses and ID cards at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft until 4/1/19.