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​Governor Wolf Announces Department of Homeland Security Grants Pennsylvania REAL ID Enforcement Extension


Applies to Residents' Access to Federal Facilities through October 10, 2018

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has granted Pennsylvania a REAL ID enforcement extension through October 10, 2018. This extension means that Pennsylvania residents will not face access issues when entering federal facilities or boarding commercial aircraft through that date.

"I am thankful that DHS has recognized Pennsylvania's efforts in becoming compliant with the REAL ID Act," said Governor Wolf. "REAL ID is a priority for PennDOT, and we look forward to being able to offer REAL ID-compliant products as an option for our customers."

PennDOT anticipates that REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses will be available at the customer's option in March 2019. Customers are encouraged to begin gathering the required documentation as soon as possible, giving them ample time to prepare. More information about what documents will be required is available on PennDOT's Driver and Vehicle Services website.

More information about REAL ID, including frequently asked questions​, can be found at


J.J. Abbott, Office of the Governor, 717-783-1116

Alexis Campbell, PennDOT, 717-787-0485

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