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BE REAL ID READY BY MAY 3, 2023!

October 11, 2022 | Blog, For Travel Managers, For Travelers, Visible

BE REAL ID READY
BY MAY 3, 2023

Starting MAY 3, 2023, U.S. travelers 18+ using a state-issued identification card as proof of identity must be REAL ID compliant to board domestic flights and access certain federal and DOD facilities.

WHAT IS REAL ID?

It’s the law. The REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for license issuance and production, and prohibits federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s minimum standards.

WHAT DO I NEED A REAL ID FOR?

The purposes covered by the Act are boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft, accessing certain federal and DOD facilities, and entering nuclear power plants.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY ID IS REAL ID COMPLIANT?

REAL ID compliant cards will have one of the following markings on the upper top portion of the card. If the card does not have one of these markings, it is not REAL ID compliant and will not be accepted to board commercial aircraft or access certain federal and DOD facilities.

HOW DO I GET A REAL ID?

Visit DHS.GOV/REAL-ID and click on your state or territory to be directed to your local driver’s licensing agency to find out what documentation is necessary and the appropriate steps to take to obtain one. At a minimum, you must present valid documents that provide proof of:
1. Full Legal Name

2. Date of Birth

3. Proof of Address of Principal Residence (2 Documents)

4. Lawful Status

States may impose additional requirements, so check with your state’s driver’s licensing agency website,
before visiting in person, for additional guidance.

REAL ID ACCEPTABLE ALTERNATIVE IDENTIFICATION*

• U.S. Passport or Passport Card • DHS Trusted Traveler Card
• U.S. Department of Defense ID • Enhanced Driver’s License

RESOURCES:

Download the Real ID Infographic 

Download the REAL ID Fact Sheet

For more information, visit https://www.dhs.gov/real-id

Resources

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