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DHS/OS RIN: 1601-AB01 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: Remote Application Processing of Identity and Lawful Status Information for REAL ID Purposes 

Under the REAL ID Modernization Act, a State may remotely accept identity and lawful status information under the REAL ID Program (i.e., from an applicant for a driver’s license or identification card) through the use of digital transmission methods if:  (1) The Secretary of Homeland Security issues regulations regarding such digital transmission that (a) describe the categories of information eligible for remote digital transmission and (b) include measures to ensure the authenticity of the information transmitted, to protect personally identifiable information, and to detect and prevent identity fraud; and (2) the State certifies to the Department of Homeland Security that its use of such remote digital methods complies with regulations issued by the Secretary.  DHS is developing regulations to implement this authority.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 6 CFR 37   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30301 note   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Steve Yonkers
Director, REAL ID Program
Department of Homeland Security
2701 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20528
Phone:202 447-3274