The Montana Department of Justice’s Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) received an extension from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, for the implementation of the federal identification law, REAL ID. The extension expires January 8, 2019. During this time, Montana drivers’ licenses are accepted by the Transportation Security Administration to board domestic, commercial flights and access federal facilities. If Montana does not receive another extension, starting January 8, 2019, travelers with a Montana driver license or identification card must have an alternative form of acceptable identification for domestic air travel to board their flight. A copy of the REAL ID FAQs is available for download.
For more information on Montana driver licenses or identification cards, visit the Montana DOJ Motor Vehicle website. For more information on Montana and REAL ID, visit MTREALID.