REAL ID | Homeland Security

REAL ID | Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security REAL ID Act - Update

The Department of Homeland Security has updated its webpage with which states are compliant and which states have an extension, To view that list go to: www.dhs.gov/real-id.

Here is an example of the "enchanced driver's license" that is acceptable:

The REAL ID act was enacted by Congress in 2005 to set stricter federal standards regarding "the security, authentication, and issuance procedures" for state driver's licenses that are used as identification at airports and other federal facilities.

If your driver's license is not listed as "Compliant", then, effective October 11, 2018, you will need to use other forms of identification at the airport. Please visit the TSA website for  a list of acceptable forms if ID: www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification.

Starting October 1, 2020 every air traveler will need to present a REAL ID-compliant license or another acceptable form of identification for domestic air travel. A REAL ID-compliant license is one that meets, and is issued by a state that complies with, the REAL ID Act's security standard