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Pennsylvania certified as REAL ID compliant by Homeland Security

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HARRISBURG, Pa. -

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has certified Pennsylvania as REAL ID compliant.

According to the release, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that the state is in full compliance with the REAL ID Act.

PennDOT says they have issued more than 138,000 REAL IDs since they were made available at the beginning of March.

The release says REAL IDs are a form of identification that is accepted federally and must be used to board a commercial flight or visit a secure federal building beginning October 1, 2020.

Residents are not required to get a REAL ID and PennDOT will continue to offer standard driver's licenses and other IDs.

Customers that do get their first REAL ID will have to pay $30.

"I am extremely proud of our team for reaching this designation and for also implementing an enhanced customer experience at our new and retrofitted centers," PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. "I strongly urge customers who may want a REAL ID to do so as soon as possible to avoid a potential rush at next year's deadline."

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