Real ID Enforcement

Arkansas is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Federal agencies can accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from Arkansas.

Secure driver’s licenses and identification documents are a vital component of a holistic national security strategy. Law enforcement must be able to rely on government-issued identification documents and know that the bearer of such a document is who he or she claims to be. REAL ID is a coordinated effort by the states and the Federal Government to improve the reliability and accuracy of state-issued identification documents, which should inhibit terrorists’ ability to evade detection by using fraudulent identification.

As of October 2016:

You can continue to use your license to fly in the U.S. and access Federal facilities and nuclear power plants.

As of January 22, 2018:

You can continue to use your license to fly in the U.S. and access Federal facilities and nuclear power plants.

As of October 1, 2020:

License must be REAL ID compliant.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following frequently asked questions are available regarding the implementation of the REAL ID Act.

https://www.dhs.gov/real-id/arkansas

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