For more information contact: House GOP Communications 651-296-5522
The state of Minnesota was recently granted an extension from the federal government on the implementation of REAL ID until October 10th, 2018. As long as the Department of Public Safety can remedy the issues with the new Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS), the goal is to have REAL ID-compliant licenses ready to be distributed next fall. Your current driver’s license will still meet federal requirements until all REAL ID-compliant licenses are distributed.
Once Minnesota becomes fully REAL ID-compliant, Minnesotans will have to either apply to get a REAL ID, or apply for a non-compliant state driver's license and use a passport in order to board airplanes, or visit military bases and federal buildings. At this point, no action needs to be taken on your end.
I want to thank you again for allowing me to serve you in St. Paul. If you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding any issue related to state government, please feel free to contact me.