TravelPlex wanted to update you on the Real ID Act status and let you know that earlier today the U.S. Department of Homeland Security granted Missouri a grace period for compliance through Jan. 21, 2019. The current extension ends Oct. 10.

"During this grace period, federal agencies will accept Missouri-issued driver licenses and ID cards for official purposes, including domestic air travel," Missouri Department of Revenue Director Joel Walters said.

At issue is a federal law with tougher proof-of-identity requirements needed at airports, some federal facilities and military bases.

Missouri Department of Revenue officials expect the state to be compliant with the Real ID Act in March 2019.