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.
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.
The extension will most likely not be reflected on the Department of Homeland Security website until the government reopens.