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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the REAL ID full enforcement date by 19 months, from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023, due to circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Commercial driver license (CDL) and commercial learner permit (CLP) expiration dates have been extended by FMCSA until November 30, 2021, as long as they were not expired prior to March 1st, 2020. Medical certificate and variance expiration dates have been extended until November 30, 2021, as long as they were not expired prior to June 1, 2021.

 

DPS and tag agents are now offering eight (8) year driver licenses and identification cards. Fees are double the four (4) year option.

CDL Restrictions - Medical Variance

If the State is notified according to 383.73(o)(3) that the driver has been issued a medical variance, the State must indicate the existence of such a medical variance on the Commercial Driver License Information System (CDLIS) driver record and the CDL, if issued, using the restriction “V” to indicate there is information about a medical variance on the CDLIS driver record.

Last Modified on Oct 05, 2020
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