REAL ID Needed Starting in October

Please Note: Deadline has been postponed due to Coronavirus

If you plan on traveling domestically starting October 1, 2020, you'll need to have a REAL ID license.

To get through a TSA airport security checkpoint, you will need either a REAL ID compliant card (ID or driver's license) or a U.S. passport.

This means that you will need to visit your state's DMV to find out exactly what documentation is required to obtain a REAL ID. At a minimum, you must provide the following documentation showing:

  1. Full Legal Name
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Social Security Number
  4. Two Proofs of Address of Principal Residence
  5. Lawful Status

Some states may impose additional requirements, so check with your state's DMV website before visiting them in person for additional guidance and assistance.

REAL ID-compliant cards will have of one of the following markings on the upper top portion of the card. If the card does not have one of these markings, it is not REAL ID-compliant and won’t be accepted as proof of identity in order to board commercial aircraft.

REAL ID stars

Children under the age of 18 do not need to have compliant identification when traveling with an adult companion who has compliant identification.

Travelers who do NOT have compliant identification WILL NOT BE ALLOWED THROUGH THE SECURITY CHECKPOINTS. There are no exceptions.

Please visit your state's DMV for more information.

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