The REAL ID Act was passed in 2005 in an effort to set minimum standards for license issuance and production as an important component of our national security framework. Namely, the purposes covered by the Act include: accessing Federal facilities, entering nuclear power plants, and boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft.
What does that mean for MFLCs? All MFLCs must possess a REAL ID no later than October 1, 2021 in order to access a military installation or board commercial aircraft. Please visit the Homeland Security Website for more information regarding the REAL ID Act: https://www.dhs.gov/real-id
How do I…? If you do not already have a REAL ID, please visit your state’s department of motor vehicles website for specific details on what you can do to become compliant.