Joint Real ID Media Advisory


For Immediate Release December 14, 2016
Idaho Office of Emergency Management
Contact: Elizabeth Duncan
(208) 258-6595
Idaho Transportation Department
Contact: Vince Trimboli
(208) 949-3712


BOISE –This week the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) which falls under the U. S. Department of Homeland Security posted signs at the nation’s airport checkpoints relating to REAL ID. The signs (see attachment) include information about the REAL ID Act. The REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards for certain official purposes including boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft.

What does this mean for Idaho travelers who have an Idaho Driver’s License? Idaho has a compliance deadline extension until October 2017. Your Idaho Driver’s License is currently an acceptable form of identification to access federal facilities or board federally regulated commercial aircraft.

For additional information on REAL ID

You can also visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security REAL ID Frequently Asked Questions


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The Idaho Office of Emergency Management is a Division of the Idaho Military Division. The services we provide are to facilitate emergency management in Idaho, and to assist neighboring states. The men and women of this Division are dedicated to their mission of protecting the lives and property of the people of Idaho, as well as preserving the environmental and the economic health of Idaho.


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