Dhs Updates New Mexico’s Real Id Act Extension

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HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE – The Department of Homeland Security has approved a 33-day grace period for states operating under DHS REAL ID ACT limited extensions that was previously announced to expire on June 6, 2017, according to a Holloman Air Force Base’s website.

The state of New Mexico remains unchanged.

According to HAFB’s website, the following states are extended to July 10, 2017: Alaska, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington.

The following states and territories have been extended to Jan. 22, 2018: American Samoa, California, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Marianas, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Texas, Virgin Islands.

A variety of documents can be used to gain entry in lieu of state-issued licenses, the website indicates. Acceptable forms of identification include a U.S. passport, foreign passport with a temporary stamp, and identification cards issued by federal agencies, among others.

According to the website, non-compliant credentials may still be used for National Crime Information Center checks, but not for identity proofing. As a final measure, personnel can always be escorted on to the installation. Leadership has verified through U.S. Northern Command officials that the Trusted Traveler processes will not be affected.

For additional information regarding the REAL ID Act please visit:

https:// dhs.gov/real-id or for Holloman-specific REAL ID Act information contact the Welcome Center at 575-572-5951.

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