SALEM, Ore. — Even though DMV offices have been closed throughout the state, a slow reopening is expected.  COVID-19 has actually given time to work on computers and give staff training.

DMV will be ready to start taking applications for Real ID on July 6th.  You may not need to apply for it if you already have a passport.  Homeland Security has pushed back the date that Real ID will need to be implemented at airports to October 2021.

Officials suggest doing whatever you can in terms of DMV services online even when offices reopen.  That will cut down on wait times in already busy offices.

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