The REAL ID Act and the Traveler

UPDATED There have been many security upgrades since 9/11, this is one of them. The REAL ID Act was passed by Congress in 2005 based on the 9/11 Commissions recommendation. Its purpose is to set a minimum security standard for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification (ID) cards. This change is supposed to minimize the use of fraudulent documents submitted by terrorists and illegal aliens in order to obtain driver’s licenses or ID cards. The compliant state-issued licenses and cards will be identified by a star in the upper right corner. Starting on January 22, 2018, travelers with driver’s licenses or ID cards from non-compliant states and that state does not have an extension, will

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Castro Valley, CA  94546

Phone:  510-542-7773


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