State extends expiring driver’s licenses and state IDs for 90 days

The state is instituting a 90-day waiver on expired driver’s licenses and state ID cards because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

If your license or ID expires between March 23 and May 15, your credentials will be considered valid in the State of Hawaii for an additional 90 days.


That waiver also applies for commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders.

There also will be no in-person driver’s license, vehicle safety check or vehicle registration transactions until further notice. Vehicle registrations may still be done online or by mail even though your safety check may have expired. Please check the Hawaii County website or contact the county’s vehicle registration office for further information.


The Transportation Security Administration is accepting driver’s licenses or state IDs that expired on or after March 1 for use at TSA checkpoints.

President Donald Trump announced Monday the Oct. 1, 2020, REAL ID deadline will be extended. The new deadline has not been announced.

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