REAL ID is coming soon. Are you ready?

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 1:15am
UPDATE: Due to circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the national emergency declaration, the Department of Homeland Security is extending the REAL ID enforcement deadline to October 1, 2021.

Beginning October 1, 2021, you will need a REAL ID-compliant license, identification card, or another form of federally-acceptable identification (such as a valid passport or military ID) to fly within the U.S. The TSA and other government agencies will only accept state-issued, REAL ID compliant, driver’s licenses or other approved forms of ID at all security checkpoints for every traveler 18 years of age or older.  You are not required to get a REAL ID, however, if you typically use your driver license to fly domestically, you will need a REAL ID-compliant license or you will need to travel to travel with your U.S. passport.

REAL ID is a federal law that affects how states issue driver's licenses and ID cards if they are going to be acceptable for federal purposes, such as boarding a domestic commercial flight, or entering a military installation or federal facility that requires ID.

REAL ID Frequently Asked Questions

How to get a REAL ID in New Jersey

How to get a REAL ID in Pennsylvania