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.

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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.

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