REAL IDs To Be Issued Starting July 1 At Select Locations


Thursday, May 7th 2020, 1:12 pm
By: News 9


REAL IDs will start being issued to Oklahomans beginning July 1 at select locations, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety reported.

The original date for issuing REAL IDs was April 30 but was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Department of Homeland Security's deadline for compliance was also delayed until Oct. 1, 2021, meaning Oklahomans can still use their regular driver licenses to board domestic flights or enter federal buildings until October 2021.

The state public safety department is reworking the training and deployment plan for issuing REAL IDs.

The Department of Public Safety is in the pilot program phase at 3600 N Martin Luther King Avenue in Oklahoma City. So far, about 70 REAL IDs have been issued to test the system before it is rolled out to the public.

Click here to learn more about REAL ID and what documents are required in getting a REAL ID.