Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Is your driver’s license “real” ?

This coming May 11th, the Real ID Act takes effect. From that day forward, if your state’s drivers license does not comply with “Real ID” standards, you can’t use it to enter airports or any Federal facility- including SSI, Medicare, and Veterans’ Affairs offices... and only half the states have so far complied! (the link above will give your states state of compliance) Four states have flat-out refused. Mark your calendars to watch the fireworks...

1 comment:

Robin Edgar said...

So are the states half empty or half full Joel?

It seems that the USA is providing a one year grace period for Canadians to comply with the requirement to show a passport or birth certificate when entering the USA at border crossings.