Minnesotans get another year to use old IDs for flights

Lester Mason
October 19, 2017

According to the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles, unexpired SC driver's licenses and IDs can still be used to board domestic flights, enter federal buildings, and visit military installations until the new 2018 deadline.

Gov. Mark Dayton announced Wednesday that the state received an extension to allow old IDs at airports through October 10, 2018.

The state has been granted an extension for becoming Real ID compliant through October 10, 2018, the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles announced Wednesday in a news release. MVD will request another one-year extension in 2018, and will continue to work with DHS to ensure full compliance with the law.

SC travelers can breathe a sigh of relief.

South Carolinians running behind on getting their REAL ID licenses have gained a little more time to come into compliance with the new standards.


The North Dakota DOT's website includes information on documents applicants will need to process a credential that's compliant with Real ID.

"You put yourself in a better position to avoid the line and potentially be able to order your Real ID license from home next year", project manager Melissa Cisson said in the news release.

Congressman Greg Gianforte: "The federal government has granted the state more time to comply with REAL ID requirements. But right now, your Minnesota driver's license is an acceptable form of identification for federal purposes", said Minnesota Department of Public Safety Spokesperson Bruce Gordon.

Minnesota has lagged beyond other states in implementing the Real ID law, which was passed in 2005.

If you received your first SC license or ID during or after November 2010 or moved to the state after being licensed or holding an ID in another state and changed your out-of-state license or ID to a SC card during or after November 2010, the required documents may already be on file with the agency.

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