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Jun 01

Get a Passport: Montana vs. Federal “Real ID” Act

In case you missed the news, effective Jan. 30, 2017 our Mt. drivers license was no longer valid ID for federal Passport portraits renewal photospurposes–that means no access to military bases, federal court, etc. This is the result of Montana’s non-compliance with the Real I.D. Act of 2005. Montana has received annual extensions of the deadline for compliance, but it looks like the feds are getting tired of it. On Jan. 30 of 2018 our drivers license won’t be valid to board an airplane, so you may as well start getting or renewing your passport soon. Instant passport portraits only $12.49 at The Shipping Depot, plus free passport applications.