Beginning October 1, 2020, every traveler must present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or other acceptable forms of identification, such as a valid passport or U.S. military ID, to fly within the U.S. Review the complete list of acceptable identification.
Individuals who are unable to verify their identity will not be permitted to enter the TSA airport checkpoint and will not be allowed to fly
REAL ID-compliant licenses are marked by a star on the top of the card.
Michigan, Vermont, Minnesota, and New York states issue REAL ID and state-issued enhanced driver’s licenses, both of which are acceptable. State-issued enhanced driver's licenses do not have a star on the top of the card.
Washington state issues enhanced driver’s licenses only. These documents will be accepted at the airport security checkpoint when the REAL ID enforcement goes into effect.
If you’re not sure, check your state driver’s licensing agency on how to obtain a REAL ID compliant card.
Check with your state driver’s license agency. You will need to go in person to present documentation to verify who you are in order to get your REAL ID.
You must present an acceptable ID, such as a valid passport, state-issued enhanced driver's license or U.S. military ID, to fly within the U.S. You will not be allowed to fly if your identity cannot be verified. Review the complete list of acceptable identification.
Beginning October 1, 2020, you will need have a REAL ID-compliant license or another acceptable form of ID, such as a valid passport or U.S. military ID, to fly within the U.S. Review the complete list of acceptable IDs.
TSA does not require children under 18 to provide identification when traveling with a companion within the United States. The companion will need acceptable identification.