Flying with a REAL ID
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Flying with a REAL ID

January 16, 2020

Did you know that
I.D. requirements are changing in order
to fly domestically? Here’s what you need to know so
that you don’t miss your flight by presenting the wrong I.D.
Starting October 1, 2020, you will need to present
a Real I.D.-compliant I.D., or an acceptable alternative
I.D., to fly within the U.S. Note that not all state
and territory issued driver’s licenses
and I.D.s are compliant. If your license or I.D.
is not compliant, you will need an alternate form
of identification to fly, such as a passport,
military I.D., or DHS trusted traveler card. So how do you know
if your I.D. is compliant? Generally compliant
I.D.s will have a star or other security marking
as an indicator on the card. If you’re not sure
if your card is compliant, consult with your state
driver’s license agency for information
on obtaining a compliant I.D. For more information
on Real I.D., visit and search
“Real I.D.” For a list of acceptable I.D.s,
information on travel procedures or what to expect
at the checkpoint, visit or send a tweet
or direct message to @AskTSA #Check4TheStar, or call us
at 866-289-9673.

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