The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced it was again postponing the enforcement date for REAL ID until May 3, 2023, citing ongoing pandemic restrictions that have impacted states’ ability to process and issue the enhanced driver licenses and identification cards.
REAL ID is optional in Pennsylvania.
There is no requirement that any resident obtain a REAL ID.
(A valid U.S. passport/passport card can be used to board a commercial flight.)
PennDOT will continue to offer standard-issue driver’s licenses and photo IDs.
Visit PennDOT’s REAL ID page: https://www.dmv.pa.gov/REALID/Pages/default.aspx