The U.S. Department of Homeland Security approved Guam’s certification of compliance in meeting the requirements of the REAL ID Act of 2005, a release from Guam Delegate Michael San Nicolas’s office states.
What the news means is that REAL ID compliant driver’s licenses and ID cards issued by Guam may be used to board commercial aircraft, as well as enter federal facilities, military bases and nuclear power plants, the release states.
U.S. Homeland Security has stressed that beginning Oct. 1, 2020, every resident will need to present a REAL ID compliant licenses or ID cards, or another acceptable form of identification such as a passport, to board commercial airplanes and access federal facilities, the release states.
“We are pleased that this matter is progressing, and look forward to sustained compliance to improve the travel circumstances of the people of Guam relative to their local identifications,” San Nicolas said.