Here’s update on the Real-ID act and what it means for you. All states have received extensions or are compliant through September 30, 2020. Some states will begin issuing Real-ID compliant drivers licenses in 2019.
You will need to choose to get the RealID, as not all licenses will be RealIDs. California is issuing compliant licenses now, but you must choose that as the option. It is still unclear as to when NJ will issue Real-ID compliant licenses. Check with your local DMV.
You may continue to fly with your current driver’s license, but by October 1, 2020 you must have a RealID compliant driver’s license or other form of ID to board aircraft.
What this means:
Through September 30, 2020, you may use your current ID or driver’s license to board aircraft. Starting October 1, 2020, you must have a compliant driver’s license or ID or you may use one of the following other forms of compliant IDs.
· U.S. passport
· U.S. passport card
· DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
· U.S. Department of Defense ID, including IDs issued to dependents
· Permanent resident card
· Border crossing card
· DHS-designated enhanced driver's license
· Federally recognized, tribal-issued photo ID
· HSPD-12 PIV card
· Foreign government-issued passport
· Canadian provincial driver's license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada card
· Transportation worker identification credential
· U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Employment Authorization Card (I-766)
· U.S. Merchant Mariner Credential
TSA requires that adults boarding aircraft use proper ID, but ID is not required for children under age 18.
If you have any questions or unsure of what ID you will need to travel, please contact your Upon A Star Agent today for more info!