SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California received a last-minute extension to meet REAL ID requirements, Wednesday.
Without the extension, Californians would have to show a passport to fly, starting Jan. 22, even if they already had a REAL ID.READ MORE: Chicago-Area Family Still In Shock After They Hired Home Improvement Contractor Via HomeAdvisor, Only For The Contractor To Smash Up Their PropertyEB I-80 Blocked In Davis After Deadly Crash; Traffic Being Diverted To Highway 113
Last year, the Department of Homeland Security notified the DMV its process for verifying residency for the REAL ID was not adequate.
The state now has until April 1 to get into compliance.MORE NEWS: Man Barricades Himself In Elk Grove Home After Car Chase From Sacramento
The extension will most likely not be reflected on the Department of Homeland Security website until the government reopens.