Federal agencies can accept driver's licenses and identification cards from Kansas at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants. Additional questions may be sent to the Department of Homeland Security at. Q: What happens to travelers who show up without a compliant license? The federal government isn't telling states what to do. If you're not like that, stop reading because this is a problem that may not occur until 2018 at the earliest. Passport to obtain the new design.
These cards must clearly state on their face and in the machine readable zone that it is not acceptable for official purposes and must use a unique design or color to differentiate them from compliant cards. The Act does not require individuals to present identification where it is not currently required to access a Federal facility such as to enter the public areas of the Smithsonian nor does it prohibit an agency from accepting other forms of identity documents other than documents from non-compliant states such as a U. Will these documents look any different from documents issued to a U. After that, those from noncompliant states will not be allowed. Not calculated into this figure: the cost of the confusion, frustration and outright anger at any number of difficulties this raises. By the time that 2020 deadline rolls around, it will have been 15 years. Individual agency policies may still apply.
Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the. Department of Defense DoD recently finalized an update to its DoD-wide installation security policy and is in the process of no longer accepting noncompliant marked cards across all of its facilities and installations. It has taken the federal government nearly 15 years to implement the act fully, a process that has been marred by controversy and confusion at almost every turn. As further discussed below, the new Act did not change the requirements for acceptable evidence of identity and lawful status. Only with this column, you don't get Margot Robbie in a bubble bath to explain it for you.
Secure driver's licenses and identification documents are a vital component of a holistic national security strategy. There are no such states at the moment. Today, many states are scrambling to comply with after the federal government announced each state would have to make the necessary changes by the end of 2017. The implementation of the act has dragged on for more than a decade, with several states opposing it on grounds of privacy and federal overreach. Those with a regular driver's license can still drive.
Photocopies of residency documents are accepted. What happens on October 1, 2020? A passport with just an I-94 is not acceptable evidence of identity under the regulation. If the traveler cannot provide an acceptable form of identification, they will not be permitted through the security checkpoint. Currently, they would be barred from using their state credentials to enter military bases, most federal facilities and nuclear power plants. Residents in those five states and one territory listed above that have dug in their heels about this issue should take note of this and also that 2018 deadline. You might be annoyed that the federal government is telling us what to do. ©2016 Los Angeles Times Distributed by.
Those from states with extensions will not be affected, as long as extensions are maintained. Finally, of course, there is a cost to this for every state that will try to comply. No one can say what that is today. Edited June 28, 2018 by Going through Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship! Q: Since citizens of the Freely Associated States are still nonimmigrants what documents will they need to possess to show they have lawful status in the United States? It is now more than a decade since the original legislation was approved, and this is still not solved. This issue is as complicated as only the federal government and multiple state departments of motor vehicles can make it, so your head may feel as though it's going to explode, sort of the way you may have felt when you watched The Big Short. You also might have a headache thinking about this.
For information from the Kansas Department of Revenue - including who qualifies, acceptable documentation standards, and more - please. In addition, some state officials felt the new law could infringe upon , which promise states and citizens all rights not specifically granted to the federal government by the U. All the remaining states have been granted an extension through Oct. In addition, these licenses will not be accepted to enter a military base or other federal facility after that date. Participation by states is voluntary, although Federal agencies are prohibited from accepting driver's licenses or identification cards from noncompliant states for official purposes e.
To view frequently asked questions, please. It can take years before a state begins issuing compliant documents, often because of inadequate technology and bureaucratic hurdles. If possible, select a document that has your current full legal name to avoid documenting any name change. Critics assailed the legislation as a federal attempt to create a national database of citizens. But something must be done unless California gets another extension. You can also download the to educate your staff on the changes. A current Kansas license will work to board a domestic flight or enter a designated federal facility until September 30, 2020.
Each jurisdiction continues to issue its own unique license, maintains its own records, and controls who gets access to those records and under what circumstances. Extensions are renewable for up to a year, at the discretion of the secretary of homeland security. The measure is meant to provide security standards for issuing identification, including state driver's licenses. He could not say what that mechanism is. It's not a big deal at this point, but I think he meets all of the requirements, and he had all of his documents.