Kentucky Granted REAL ID Extension For Driver's Licenses

Oct 1, 2018

Credit Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted Kentucky a REAL ID extension allowing current state driver’s licenses for air travel and for visiting military bases.

Licenses, permits and identification cards in the current and upcoming standard version will be accepted through Aug. 1, 2019. Further extensions are expected until REAL ID enforcement begins Oct. 1, 2020.

Kentucky is one of the last states to comply with the federal REAL ID Act passed in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The state unveiled last week new standard licenses and voluntary travel IDs. The latter will eventually be required to board planes or enter military bases.

The state will begin issuing new cards in January.