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What is REAL ID?

Congress passed the REAL ID Act in 2005. The act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver licenses and ID cards. Starting October 1, 2020 anyone wishing to board an airplane or access certain federal facilities will be required to present a REAL ID compliant license or ID card.

You may already have what you need

REAL ID is a law, not an actual piece of ID. Per the law, there are many pieces of existing identification options that will work including:

See the full list of ID documents accepted for air travel.(tsa.gov)

Find out more about how to get ready.

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