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Oklahoma: We'll be ready for Real ID deadline

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Starting October 1, 2020, passengers will need a Real ID or another acceptable form of identification to board a commercial flight at all U.S. airports.

Oklahoma is just one of a handful of states taking advantage of an extension to implement Real ID documentation, but with that deadline fast approaching, Sooner State leaders are trying to catch up.

On Wednesday, Gov. Kevin Stitt pledged that Oklahoma will be ready before then.

Stitt said the state will begin issuing Real ID documents at select locations in Tulsa and Oklahoma City starting next May. The state will then be able to issue Real IDs across Oklahoma by September.

Officials believe around 650,000 Oklahomans will need a Real ID before next October, but applicants will be required to show multiple forms of identification to get one, such as a birth certificate or passport; proof of Social Security such as an income tax return or Social Security card; and two proofs of residency, such as a utility bill, a mortgage or a lease agreement.

The Transportation Security Administration says the Real ID Act will be in full effect at airports and government facilities across the country less than one year from now.

Gov. Stitt is urging Oklahomans who fly regularly to get a passport to be prepared for the fast-approaching deadline.

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