Monday, September 26, 2016

Arkansas begins 'Real ID' driver licenses

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 10:28 AM

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Next month, Arkansas will begin offering so-called enhanced driver licenses and ID cards to bring the state in line with federal standards.

The federal Real ID Act set stricter guidelines  for licenses and ID cards. 

Issuance will begin at 25 state revenue offices Oct. 3. The standard licenses will continue to be issued, but, in time, those licenses won't be adequate for identification to board commercial airplanes or to enter federal facilities. A Real ID card will be required for air travel by 2020, according to a state news release.

The system is billed as greater safeguard against identity theft.

More here about the cards. You can replace an existing license for a $10 charge. Residency and a Social Security number are required to obtain the Real ID.

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