The Department of Homeland Security has granted Pennsylvania a REAL ID Act enforcement extension through Oct. 10, meaning Pennsylvanians won’t face access issues when entering federal facilities through that date, PennDOT said.

PennDOT estimated that REAL ID Act-compliant Pennsylvania driver licenses and identification cards will become available in 2019.

The REAL ID Act, passed in 2005, “established minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards and prohibits federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards,” according to the Department of Homeland Security.

Information about REAL ID Act enforcement in Pennsylvania can be found at www.dhs.gov/real-id/pennsylvania.

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