The Missouri Department of Revenue this opened a temporary driver license office inside St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) to provide state residents with another option to apply for a REAL ID-compliant driver license or nondriver ID card.

The state-operated office on the lower level of Terminal 1, near the baggage claim will be open through the end of September and visitors to the temporary driver license office at STL must still bring all documentation required to apply for a REAL ID-compliant driver license or ID card.

“We are very pleased to be able to offer the public a location where they can acquire a Missouri REAL ID,” said Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, STL director. “The deadline to have one’s REAL ID is looming. This location allows those using our airport to make sure they can meet that deadline with ease and convenience.”

Last month the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) extended the REAL ID full enforcement date from Oct. 1, 2021, to May 3, 2023, due to circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Beginning May 3, 2023, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver license or nondriver ID card, or another form of identification accepted by the TSA to fly within the U.S.