REAL ID Act May Affect Visitors at EPA and FDA Headquarters
(July 2014)

The REAL ID Act, which goes into effect on July 21, 2014, establishes new identification requirements for visitors at restricted federal facilities, including the EPA and FDA headquarters. In order to visit these facilities, individuals must go through a security screening and show valid picture identification. Beginning July 21, driver's licenses from the following states/territory, which do not comply with the REAL ID Act, will not be accepted as photo ID:

Alaska Massachusetts
America Samoa Minnesota*
Arizonia Montana
Kentucky New York*
Louisiana Oklahoma
Maine Washington State*











For individuals visiting the EPA or FDA headquarters, an acceptable form of ID must be presented. Acceptable items are listed below, and all forms of ID must be originals and unexpired.

One of these items Or
Federal ID (PIV card, similar to an EPASS badge)  
U.S. passport  
Permanent resident card (green card)  
Foreign passport  
U.S. military ID  











Two of These Items (one must include a photograph)
ID card issued by federal, state, or local government
School ID
Voter registration card
Native American tribal document
Social Security card
Birth certificate
U.S. citizen ID card
Student green card
Employment Authorization document issued by the Department of Homeland Security















More Information
Homeland Security REAL ID FAQ
Real ID Enforcement Brief
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