Oregon licenses won’t be enough to fly starting October 1st, 2020

Oregon — Oregonians looking to fly out of state next fall will need updated identification to comply with federal ‘Real I.D.’ laws.

Starting in October of 2020, an Oregon license will no longer meet the federal standards to get you on a plane or in many government buildings.

Even newly issued Oregon licenses don’t meet the requirements. Instead, Oregonians will need a passport or a ‘Real I.D.’ which is entirely separate from a license.

“If you have always wanted to get a passport and never have, now would be a good time to do that, then you can leave your Oregon Driver’s license exactly as it is,” said ODOT Spokesperson Shelley Snow

The DMV just unveiled a new website to help with the process once ‘Real I.D.’ cards are made available next July.

You can find the info at Oregon.gov/realid

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Matt Jordan is the Chief Meteorologist for KOBI-TV NBC5. Matt joined the NBC5 weather team in 2014 after a year as a reporter and anchor in Alexandria, Louisiana. His experience with the severe weather of the Deep South and a love of the Pacific Northwest led him to pursue a certification with Mississippi State University as a Broadcast Meteorologist. You can find Matt working in the evenings of NBC5 News at 5, 6 and 11 as well as online. Matt also has a degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon. In addition to being passionate about news and weather, Matt is a BIG Oregon Ducks fan. When not rooting for the Ducks or tracking down the next storm over the Pacific, Matt can be found outdoors in the Oregon wilderness with his wife, his daughter and their dogs Stanley and Gordi.
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