New York - Feds Grant New Yorkers An Extra Year To Fly With Old Driver's License
New York - On Wednesday, state officials announced that they have struck a deal with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that will grant New Yorkers a one-year extension in having to comply with the Real ID Act.
New Yorkers holding standard driver’s licenses or non-driver IDs can now continue to fly or enter federal buildings without providing a second form of ID while the DMV takes on the daunting task of upgrading resident IDs.
DMV Executive Deputy Commissioner Terri Egan said, “This extension guarantees that New Yorkers will be able to use their driver licenses or ID cards as they did before,” while adding that the “DMV continues to work with DHS to ensure all New York State licenses and non-driver IDs remain acceptable for REAL ID purposes.”
The DMV is currently offering residents the chance to upgrade to “enhanced driver license” status at a cost of about $30 more than an ordinary license.
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