Begun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday,
the third day of January, two thousand and eighteen
To amend the Real ID Act of 2005 to permit Freely Associated States to meet identification requirements under such Act, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. Short title.
This Act may be cited as the “REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act”.
SEC. 2. Amendment.
(a) Definition of State.—Section 201(5) of the Real ID Act of 2005 (49 U.S.C. 30301 note; Public Law 109–13) is amended by striking “the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands,”.
(b) Evidence of lawful status.—Section 202(c)(2)(B) of the REAL ID Act of 2005 (49 U.S.C. 30301 note; Public Law 109–13) is amended—
(1) in clause (viii), by striking “or” at the end;
(2) in clause (ix), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; or”; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
“(x) is a citizen of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau who has been admitted to the United States as a nonimmigrant pursuant to a Compact of Free Association between the United States and the Republic or Federated States.”.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and
President of the Senate.