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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri residents soon will no longer be able to use their state driver’s licenses as identification to get into most federal facilities. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says Missouri’s exemption from federal Real ID requirements will come to an end January 10th.

The decision means that Missouri driver’s licenses cannot be accepted as ID at military bases and most other federal facilities. It could also mean that Missouri driver’s licenses will not be accepted as ID for commercial airline flights.

Amanda DeGroff, a DHS spokeswoman, said in a statement:

“The Department of Homeland Security is working with state officials to ensure their compliance with REAL ID Act standards and to grant a state an extension where warranted. Missouri has not yet provided adequate justification to receive an extension on compliance with the requirements of the REAL ID Act passed by Congress in 2005.

As of October 10, 2015, federal agencies may only accept driver’s licenses and identification cards issued by states that are compliant with the REAL ID Act or have an extension for accessing most federal facilities (including military bases) and entering nuclear power plants. Starting on January 10, 2016, driver’s licenses and identification cards issued by Missouri will not be accepted for these purposes. Missouri residents visiting a federal facility can provide another form of identification or follow procedures that the facility allows for persons without acceptable identification.

Missouri can request an extension at any time if there are new developments or additional relevant information regarding the steps they are taking to comply with the REAL ID Act requirements.”

The 2005 Real ID Act set tougher requirements for proof of legal U.S. residency in order for state driver’s licenses to be valid for federal purposes. The law was passed in response to national security concerns after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Missouri was among several states that fought back by passing their own laws prohibiting compliance with Real ID. States were originally supposed to adopt the Real ID requirements by the end of 2009. Federal authorities have granted numerous exemptions to states in order to allow them time to change driver’s license procedures and update technology. This time, Homeland Security has denied the extension.

Missouri passed a law specifically opposing compliance with the Real ID Act. Nineteen other states received an extension of their compliance exemptions, with most running until Oct. 16.

Homeland Security said it will announce soon whether it will begin enforcing the Real ID requirements for airline travel, but they did say travelers will receive at least 120-day notice before blocking them from flights for trying to use their driver’s licenses from non-compliant states as identification.