Real ID per state

The REAL ID status of each state and territory is described below. This information is current as of June 29, 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 compliant symbols currently in circulation:

Solid gold star

Solid 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

Compliant: Cards issued starting 6/04/13

Compliant symbol: 

Material compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: No compliance symbol

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 10/10/18.

REAL ID Arizona

ARIZONA

Compliant: Cards issued starting 4/01/16

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION”

arkansas real ID

ARKANSAS

Compliant: issued starting 10/03/16

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION”

California REAL ID

CALIFORNIA

Compliant symbol:

Non-compliant: “FEDERAL LIMITS APPLY”

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 10/10/18.

Colorado REAL ID

COLORADO

Compliant: Issued starting 7/01/13

Compliant symbol: (Series 2014)    (Series 2016)

Non-compliant: “NOT VALID FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION, VOTING OR PUBLIC BENEFIT PURPOSES”

Connecticut REAL ID

CONNECTICUT

Compliant: Issued starting 10/03/11

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: “Not for Federal Identification”

Delaware REAL ID

DELAWARE

Compliant: Issued starting 7/01/10

Compliant symbol:  (If issued before 6/04/18)  (If issued on or after 6/04/18)

Non-compliant: “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION” (If issued before 6/04/18) “NOT FOR FEDERAL ID” (If issued on or after 6/04/18)

District of Columbia REAL ID

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Compliant: Issued starting 5/01/14

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant cards: “NOT VALID FOR OFFICIAL FEDERAL PURPOSES”

Florida REAL ID

FLORIDA

Compliant: Issued starting August 2017

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION”

Georgia REAL ID

GEORGIA

Compliant: Issued starting 7/03/12

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: Absence of star

Hawaii REAL ID

HAWAII

Compliant driver’s license: Issued starting 3/05/12

Compliant ID card: Issued starting 1/02/13

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

Non-compliant: 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

Compliant: Issued starting 01/01/2018

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: “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 10/10/18.

Indiana REAL ID

INDIANA

Compliant: Issued starting January 2010

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: Absence of star

Iowa

IOWA

Compliant: Issued starting 1/15/13

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: Absence of star

Kansas REAL ID

KANSAS

Compliant: Issued starting 8/01/17

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant 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 10/10/18.

Louisiana REAL ID

LOUISIANA

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: “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 10/10/18.

Maryland REAL ID

MARYLAND

Compliant: Issued starting 6/20/16

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: “Not for Federal Identification”

Massachussets REAL ID

MASSACHUSETTS

Compliant: Issued starting 3/26/18

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: “NOT FOR FEDERAL ID”

Michigan REAL ID

MICHIGAN

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION”

Minnesota REAL ID

MINNESOTA

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 10/10/18.

Mississippi REAL ID

MISSISSIPPI

Compliant: Issued starting 2017. Mandatory for all card holders.

Non-compliant: 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 10/10/18.

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 10/10/18.

Nebraska REAL ID

NEBRASKA

Compliant: 4/15/13

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: None will be issued

Nevada REAL ID

NEVADA

Compliant: Issued starting 11/12/14

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant cards: “NOT FOR FEDERAL OFFICIAL USE”

New Hampshire REAL ID

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: “NOR FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION”

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 10/10/18.

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 10/10/18.

New Mexico REAL ID

NEW MEXICO

Compliant: 11/14/16

Compliant symbol: 

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

New York REAL ID

NEW YORK

Compliant: Issued starting 10/31/17

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: “NOT FOR FEDERAL PURPOSES”

North Carolina REAL ID

NORTH CAROLINA

Compliant cards issued starting 5/01/17

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION”

North Dakota REAL ID

NORTH DAKOTA

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 10/10/18.

Ohio REAL ID

OHIO

Compliant: Issued starting January 2015

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: Absence of star

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 10/10/18.

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 10/10/18.

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 10/10/18.

Rhode Island REAL ID

RHODE ISLAND

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: TBD

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 10/10/2018.

South Carolina REAL ID

SOUTH CAROLINA

Compliant: Issued starting 03/01/2018

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION”

 

South Dakota REAL ID

SOUTH DAKOTA

Compliant

Compliant symbol: 

Tennessee REAL ID

TENNESSEE

Compliant

Texas REAL ID

TEXAS

Compliant: October 2016. Mandatory for all card holders.

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: None will be issued.

Utah REAL ID

UTAH

Compliant

Vermont REAL ID

VERMONT

Compliant: Issued starting 1/01/2014

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: “Drivers Privilege Card”

Virginia REAL ID

VIRGINIA

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 10/10/18.

Washington REAL ID

WASHINGTON

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 10/10/18.

West Virginia REAL ID

WEST VIRGINIA

Compliant: 2013

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION”

Wisconsin REAL ID

WISCONSIN

Compliant: Fall 2015

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: “NOT FOR FEDERAL PURPOSES”

Wyoming REAL ID

WYOMING

Compliant: 2014

Compliant symbol: 

Non-compliant: Absence of star

 

US TERRITORIES

AMERICAN SAMOA REAL ID

AMERICAN SAMOA

Not in compliance. Federal agencies will not accept driver’s licenses and ID cards from American Samoa as of 2/05/2018.

Guam REAL ID

GUAM

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 10/10/18.

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS REAL ID

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS

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 10/10/18.

Puerto Rico REAL ID

PUERTO RICO

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 10/10/18.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS REAL ID

US VIRGIN ISLANDS

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 10/10/18.