President Donald Trump said the deadline for Real ID – known in Alabama as the Star ID – is delayed indefinitely due to the threat of coronavirus.
Star (Secure, Trusted and Reliable) ID is Alabama’s version of the Real ID program. Before the change, Americans wanting to fly in the U.S. or enter a federal building would have been required to have a Real-ID compliant form of identification, such as a STAR ID or passport, by Oct. 1.
Congress passed the REAL ID Act in 2005 in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, The law set additional standards for state-issued identifications, such as drivers licenses. The STAR ID meets all the requirements set under the REAL ID Act.