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DHS/OS RIN: 1601-AB03 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: ●Minimum Standards for Driver's Licenses and Identification Cards Acceptable by Federal Agencies for Official Purposes 
Abstract:

This rule delays the date for card-based enforcement of the REAL ID regulations from October 1, 2021 until May 3, 2023.  Beginning on that date, Federal agencies may not accept a State-issued driver’s license or identification card for official purposes from any individual unless such license or card is a REAL ID compliant driver’s license or identification card issued by a State that DHS has determined is in full compliance as defined under this part.  The regulations also permit Federal agencies to accept for official purposes non-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards until September 30, 2021.  This rule also extends that date, authorizing Federal agencies to continue to accept non-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards until the end of May 2, 2023.

 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 6 CFR 37   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30301 note    6 U.S.C. 111    6 U.S.C. 112   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  05/03/2021  86 FR 23237   
Interim Final Rule Effective  05/03/2021 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  07/02/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Steve Yonkers
Director, Biometrics and Credentialing
Department of Homeland Security
REAL ID Program, 2701 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20528
Phone:202 447-3274
Email: steve.yonkers@hq.dhs.gov