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SALEM, OR -- Beginning in October, air travelers will need what’s called, Real ID. In Oregon there is a problem however. The state will start taking applications for Real I-D on July 1st, and Peter Murphy at ODOT says the DMV can’t issue enough of them, fast enough. He says DMV is gearing up now but it’s clear the agency won’t be able to process all applications by the October 1st deadline. Murphy says that’s because many Oregonians are expected to apply for Real I-D before their current license expires. He recommends that people consider getting a passport instead of Real I-D if they want to make sure they can fly in October.  Passports can take 3-to-6 weeks to process and cost about 165-dollars. For those who already have a passport or a Military I-D, the Real I-D is not needed. 

 

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