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An Update on Missouri’s REAL ID

Following some delays, the date has been set. Beginning on May 3, 2023, residents of Missouri and every U.S state and territory will be required to present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or other compliant ID accepted by the Transportation Security Administration to board federally regulated domestic flights.  

A REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or ID will also be required to enter many federal facilities.

An Update on Missouri’s REAL IDThe REAL ID Act of 2005 is a federal law that focuses on fraud protection, anti-terrorism and the security of official identification cards. The act establishes minimum security standards for driver’s licenses and IDs issued at the state level and prohibits federal agencies from accepting IDs that do not meet these standards. As of 2019, the state of Missouri achieved full implementation of all REAL ID requirements.

Missouri residents can apply for a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license at any one of their 170 license office locations statewide. Valid original documents you will need for obtaining a REAL ID include those that establish:

You are welcome to apply for a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or ID before the expiration of your current valid license. All you need to know about the Missouri REAL ID program can be found here.

Missouri Driving School knows the importance of having a valid driver’s license and the value of keeping it through safe and effective driving techniques. Whether you are a new driver or want a refresher, the instructors at Missouri Driving School will show you how to safely take to the roads of St. Louis and beyond. Call us today at 314-849-4590.


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