The deadline to comply with new federal security standards has been extended to May 3, 2023.

Real ID graphic from U.S. Department of Homeland Security denoting new Real ID deadline of May 3, 2023

On that date, travelers 18 years of age or older will need to present a Real ID-compliant driver's license or ID card, state-issued enhanced driver's license or another TSA-acceptable form of identification at airport security checkpoints. Maryland residents can check their Real ID compliance using the Real ID Lookup Tool provided by Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA). 

In the video below, from a media event at BWI Marshall Airport in late 2019, MDOT MVA Administrator Chrissy Nizer describes a scenario of a passenger attempting to travel without a REAL ID after the implementation deadline.

For full details on Real ID, visit the MDOT MVA website or TSA website