Travel Tip: Real ID Update

As some may already know, ID requirements within the last 10 years or so have changed. The Real ID Act was passed by Congress in 2005 which established security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards. This Act, prohibits federal agencies, like the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), from accepting licenses or ID’s that do not meet those standards.

On January 22, 2018, the ID requirements will take effect for domestic air travel. To check if your state-issued driver’s license or ID is within compliance, you may visit the Real ID section on the Department of Homeland Security’s website by selecting your state in the drop-down box. Check out the enforcement phases and limitation sections at the bottom of the page for additinal information.

To view a list of acceptable identification for air travel, visit TSA’s Identification page.

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