Your Oklahoma driver's license will be an acceptable form of ID until January 22, 2018. The State of Oklahoma has been notified that it has received an extension until June 6, 2017, to comply with the REAL ID Act. How does this impact your air travel? For now, and until January 22, 2018, your Oklahoma driver’s license will continue to be an acceptable form of ID to board a commercial aircraft.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has warned though, that failure for the State to act on legislation committing Oklahoma to all the REAL ID requirements could result in the denial of future extension requests. DHS warns that this must be done during the 2017 legislative session.
If no legislation is passed by the State, beginning January 22, 2018, passengers with driver’s licenses or identification cards issued by the state of Oklahoma will need to show another acceptable form of identification for domestic air travel.
More information about the REAL ID enforcement can be found on the Department of Homeland Security website. You can also visit the DHS Rumor Control page for updates.
The REAL ID factsheet provides additional information as does TSA’s FAQ’s and the DHS Brief.
REAL ID Fact Sheet (PDF)