- You may continue to use your state-issued driver’s license of ID to fly in the U.S. until October 1, 2020.
- Beginning October 1 2020, you may only use a REAL ID-compliant license or state ID or another acceptable form of identification to fly within the U.S.
- Beginning January 22, 2018, you may continue to use your state-issued driver’s license or ID for domestic air travel only if your state has been granted an extension to the compliance deadline by DHS. If your state has not been granted an extension by DHS you may not use your state-issued driver’s license or ID for domestic air travel.
- Beginning October 1 ,2020, you may not use your state-issued driver’s license or ID for domestic air travel.
- Check your states status: You can check if your state is REAL ID compliant at dhs.gov/real-id-enforcement-brief. Beginning January 22, 2018, travelers from non-compliant states will not be able to use their driver’s licenses or state ID’s at TSA checkpoints, unless the state received an extension to comply.
- Read the frequently asked questions: For clarification on what the REAL ID Act means for you, visit dhs.gov/real-id-public-faqs or tsa.gov and search “REAL ID”.
- If you have questions about what is considered acceptable identification, you may call TSA Contact Center at (866) 289-9673 or email TSA-ContactCenter@tsa.dhs.gov.
The Department of State is issuing passport books and passport cards for travelers whose states remain noncompliant with the act. The passport card is an alternative that will allow travelers from noncompliant states to board a domestic flight, it will not be valid for international air travel. Passport cards are the same size as a driver’s license and currently cost $55 for first time applicants and $30 for anyone who already has a passport. It currently costs $110 to apply for or renew a passport book.
Travelers considering renewing or applying for a passport should do so well in advance of a trip.
Source: Department of Homeland Security