North Dakotans: The Deadline for Real ID has Been Extended to 2023
The deadline for deadline for getting a Real ID has been extended to 2023.
Will we ever reach an actual deadline for the Real IDs? According to CBS News, the deadline has been pushed back, AGAIN, from October 2021 to May 2023. The report states that the Department of Homeland Security extended the deadline because it still hard for some people to get to the DMV because of the pandemic. Which is good news for North Dakotans.
Before the Real ID deadline was extended, the North Dakota Department of Transportation told the public that the DMV was expecting to be very busy over the summer. They were urging North Dakotans to get their Real IDs as soon as possible. Now, we have 19 more months to get our Real IDs. It still might be a good decision to get it done sooner rather than later.
There is a list of important documents you need before getting your Real ID.
There are a couple of important documents that are needed in order to maintain a Real ID. First, a person needs one document that is proof of "Legal Presence, Citizenship, or Lawful Permanent Residence in the US" - like a birth certificate. Second, proof of a social security number must be provided. On top of those two documents, a person needs TWO documents to prove address. There are some other requirements and restrictions for obtaining a Real ID. Get more details from the North Dakota Department of Transportation.