Missouri to begin offering REAL IDs this month
The Missouri Department of Revenue says it’s on track to offer REAL ID-compliant driver licenses and nondriver identification cards beginning March 25. The move is the final step for Missouri to satisfy requirements of a federal law intended to prevent terrorism and fraud.
The IDs will be required to board commercial planes, enter nuclear power plants, and access federal sites, including military bases and federal courthouses.
“The Department of Revenue has been working hard toward achieving full implementation of the REAL ID Act, and I’m pleased to say we’re on schedule to do so later this month,” says Department of Revenue Director Joel Walters. “However, we want to stress to our customers that there’s no immediate need to rush to apply because the current Missouri-issued license and ID card will afford the same access as a REAL ID-compliant license or ID card until October 2020.”