Cailey Rizzo
October 25, 2017

You are forgiven for not understanding what’s about to happen at airports.

Ever since the Department of Homeland Security started alerting travelers that their state-issued IDs may not be enough to board domestic flights, everybody has had questions. Dates, deadlines, and extensions seem to be constantly changing, and there are currently only 27 states that don’t need to worry about the REAL ID Act.

However anybody whose state isn’t compliant with REAL ID shouldn’t freak out. A passport card or book will override all state regulations.

But for those who want to know how they specifically will be affected by the law’s implementation, here are all the rules and dates to know as of October 2017, broken down by state.

Alabama

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

Alaska

Alaska has been granted an extension through October 10, 2018. Afterwards, a passport or federal ID will be necessary to board a plane. The Alaskan DMV is expected to produce compliant identifications in January 2019.

American Samoa

American Samoa is under review, meaning they have requested an extension that has not yet been granted. The TSA will continue to accept state IDs through January 22, 2018 as part of a grace period.

Arizona

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

Arkansas

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

California

California has been granted an extension through October 10, 2018. Afterwards, a passport or federal ID will be necessary to board a plane. Californians can apply for a new compliant ID at the DMV starting January 22, 2018.

Colorado

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

Connecticut

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

Delaware

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

Florida

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

Georgia

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

Guam

Guam is under review, meaning they have requested an extension that has not yet been granted. The TSA will continue to accept state IDs through January 22, 2018 as part of a grace period.

Hawaii

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

Idaho

Idaho has been granted an extension through October 10, 2018. Afterwards, a passport or federal ID will be necessary to board a plane.

Illinois

Illinois is under review, meaning the state has requested an extension that has not yet been granted. The TSA will continue to accept state IDs through January 22, 2018 as part of a grace period.

Indiana

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

Iowa

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

Kansas

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

Kentucky

Kentucky has been granted an extension through October 10, 2018. Afterwards, a passport or federal ID will be necessary to board a plane. A REAL ID compliant card will be available to citizens in mid-2019.

Louisiana

Louisiana is under review, meaning the state has requested an extension that has not yet been granted. The TSA will continue to accept state IDs through January 22, 2018 as part of a grace period.

Maine

Maine has been granted an extension through October 10, 2018. Afterwards, a passport or federal ID will be necessary to board a plane. The state expects to issue REAL ID compliant licenses beginning July 2019.

Maryland

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts has been granted an extension through October 10, 2018. Afterwards, a passport or federal ID will be necessary to board a plane. Massachusetts will begin issuing REAL IDs on March 26, 2018.

Michigan

Michigan is under review, meaning the state has requested an extension that has not yet been granted. The TSA will continue to accept state IDs through January 22, 2018 as part of a grace period. Michigan offers an optional REAL ID for anybody who wishes to apply.

Minnesota

Massachusetts has been granted an extension through October 10, 2018. Afterwards, a passport or federal ID will be necessary to board a plane.

Mississippi

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

Missouri

Missouri is under review, meaning the state has requested an extension that has not yet been granted. The TSA will continue to accept state IDs through January 22, 2018 as part of a grace period.

Montana

Montana has been granted an extension through October 10, 2018. Afterwards, a passport or federal ID will be necessary to board a plane. Montana citizens can buy a compliant ID starting at $25.

Nebraska

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

Nevada

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire has been granted an extension through October 10, 2018. Afterwards, a passport or federal ID will be necessary to board a plane. Citizens can apply for a compliant ID in-person at the DMV.

New Jersey

New Jersey has been granted an extension through October 10, 2018. Afterwards, a passport or federal ID will be necessary to board a plane.

New Mexico

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

New York

New York is under review, meaning the state has requested an extension that has not yet been granted. Regular IDs will only work through January 22, 2018 although the state expects to be granted an extension through 2020. Citizens can apply for REAL IDs at their DMV starting October 30, 2017. A New York State enhanced drivers license will also work at the airport.

North Carolina

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

North Dakota

North Dakota has been granted an extension through October 2020. Afterwards, a passport or federal ID will be necessary to board a plane. Citizens can apply for a compliant ID.

Northern Mariana Islands

The Northern Mariana Islands are under review, meaning they have requested an extension that has not yet been granted. The TSA will continue to accept IDs through January 22, 2018 as part of a grace period.

Ohio

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma has been granted an extension through October 10, 2018. Afterwards, a passport or federal ID will be necessary to board a plane. Oklahoma expects to make REAL IDs available in mid- to late-2019.

Oregon

Oregon has been granted an extension through October 10, 2018. Afterwards, a passport or federal ID will be necessary to board a plane. Oregonians can get a REAL ID beginning July 2020.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has been granted an extension through October 10, 2018. Afterwards, a passport or federal ID will be necessary to board a plane. The state expects to make REAL IDs available in 2019.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is under review, meaning they have requested an extension that has not yet been granted. The TSA will continue to accept IDs through January 22, 2018 as part of a grace period.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island is under review, meaning they have requested an extension that has not yet been granted. The TSA will continue to accept IDs through January 22, 2018 as part of a grace period.

South Carolina

South Carolina was granted an extension last week. Citizens of South Carolina will be able to use their state IDs at the airport through October 10, 2018. New compliant IDs are expected to be available from the first quarter of next year. State citizens can apply for a new ID online.

South Dakota

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

Tennessee

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

Texas

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

Utah

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands are under review, meaning they have requested an extension that has not yet been granted. The TSA will continue to accept IDs through January 22, 2018 as part of a grace period.

Vermont

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

Virginia

Virginia has been granted an extension through October 10, 2018. Virginia will begin offering a REAL ID to its citizens that month.

Washington

Washington has been granted an extension through October 10, 2018. Citizens can apply for an ID that meets REAL ID standards.

West Virginia

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

Wisconsin

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

Wyoming

Compliant. Citizens can use their state IDs.

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