Flying with a REAL ID

Flying with a REAL ID

Are you ready for the deadline of Oct 1, 2020?

You’ll need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another form of ID to board a domestic flight beginning October 1, 2020, when the REAL ID Act will be enforced by the Department of Homeland Security and TSA.


REAL ID-compliant cards will have one of the following stars on the upper right portion of your driver’s license:

Michigan, Vermont, Minnesota, and New York states issue REAL ID and state-issued enhanced driver’s licenses, both of which are acceptable. Washington state issues enhanced driver’s licenses only. State-issued enhanced driver’s licenses are marked with a flag. These documents will be accepted at the airport security checkpoint when the REAL ID enforcement goes into effect.

Other forms of identification are acceptable, including a passport. Visit the TSA website ( for acceptable forms of ID, and the DHS website ( for FAQs regarding this program.





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