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        Recently, the Transportation Security Administration began posting signs at airport security checkpoints warning travelers about some upcoming ID requirement changes. 上海频道So what exactly are these changes, and what do you need to do to be ready?上海频道

        We’ll break down exactly what REAL ID is, and what it may mean for you and how you travel.

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        Formulated in the wake of September 11 and passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act was passed to “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver’s licenses.”

        The Act established 上海频道minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards上海频道, and it prohibits federal agencies from accepting licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards for official purposes.

        It was aimed at eliminating airline terrorism by increasing requirements to obtain documents granting access to domestic planes.

        State agencies that issue licenses and identification cards, like the Department of Motor Vehicles, require more paperwork regarding proof of residency and Social Security Number under the new act than necessary to obtain standard licenses.

        In addition, the cards themselves will also be built using new technology, making them much more?difficult to forge.

        It has taken the federal government nearly 15 years to implement the act fully — a gradual process that has been met by some confusion as each state has a different status. However, all states will need to be in compliance by October 1, 2021.

        上海频道Note: The original date of compliance was October 1, 2020, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this was moved back one year to October 1, 2021.上海频道

        We know a lot of you are concerned that you will lose the ability to fly, drive or vote as a result of the REAL ID Act, but this isn’t the case. You can continue to use your regular license or identification to do drive and vote without obtaining a REAL ID. In order to fly domestically, you will either need to provide an alternate form of TSA-approved ID or obtain a REAL ID. To fly internationally, you will always need a passport.

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        In most states, there is a gold or black star on the front of the license that will signify compliance. If you see this, then you’re good to go.

        However, to make it more confusing, a few states have issued compliant IDs without a star (Hawaii, Ohio, and Utah). So it’s best to confirm with your state directly if you don’t see a star.

        上海频道Hot Tip:?上海频道Some states, including Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Vermont, and Washington State are currently issuing enhanced driver licenses. These are a form of REAL ID. They additionally allow land and sea border crossings to Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Enhanced IDs aren’t a substitute for passports for air travel to these places.

        An easy way to know your card is 上海频道not上海频道 compliant is if it says “Not for Federal Identification” or “Federal Limits Apply.”

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        Airports are considered federal facilities, and therefore this act affects your ability to enter them in order to board your flight.

        上海频道Starting October 1, 2021,上海频道 every state and territory resident will need to present a REAL ID-compliant license/ID or another acceptable form of identification (like a passport or passport card) for accessing federal facilities — including boarding commercial aircraft.

        Most states and territories have already begun issuing the new licenses, so you will have until October 1, 2021 to obtain a REAL ID-compliant license. So just check your license to be sure.

        If it is REAL ID compliant, there will be 上海频道a star in the top right corner上海频道; many drivers may not realize they already have one, since some states have been issuing them for a few years.

        But if you have a driver’s license from one of the states that have been granted an extension, 上海频道your license is good for air travel through the dates noted in our chart unless additional extensions are granted.上海频道

        Each state varies slightly. Also, note that these dates are not set in stone, as states may still obtain another extension beyond these dates as well.

        上海频道Bottom Line: 上海频道If you are not in compliance with the REAL ID Act by your state’s deadline, you will need to show an alternative form of acceptable identification for domestic air travel to board your flight.

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        A REAL ID is NOT a substitute for a passport for international travel. There are also a few other things that REAL ID doesn’t affect.

        上海频道REAL ID requirements don’t apply to:上海频道

        • Voting or registering to vote
        • Applying for or receiving federal benefits
        • Being licensed by a state to drive or to rent a car
        • Entering federal facilities that do not require identification (including a defendant’s access to court proceedings, National Parks, and Social Security offices)
        • Accessing health- or life-preserving services (including hospitals and health clinics)
        • Participating in law enforcement proceedings or investigation
        • Ability to purchase alcohol, cash checks, or gamble

        You can also continue to use your standard driver’s license or ID card for other U.S. travel like driving in and across state lines or riding a train.

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        In most instances, obtaining a REAL ID isn’t necessary. There are still many reasons why people will choose to obtain a REAL ID. Here is a breakdown of some common reasons to consider getting a REAL ID and a few reasons why you might not need one.

        Do I Need A REAL ID Oct. 2021

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        ? You want to fly with only your state-issued ID
        ? You don’t have a passport or another TSA-approved ID (listed below)
        ? You need to visit a secure federal facility, such as a military base, and don’t have a military ID

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        ? You are under 18 years old
        ? You only need your ID for purposes of identification (ie. to vote, serve on a jury, driving)
        ? You don’t mind bringing another TSA-approved ID (like a passport) along when you fly starting on Oct. 1, 2021

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        Now that you know what REAL ID is and how it affects you, we want to make sure you understand each state’s status. Since licenses are issued at the state-level, each process is slightly different.

        Check out our map below for more information:

        Here’s that information in a table format:

        上海频道State上海频道上海频道REAL ID Status上海频道上海频道State上海频道上海频道REAL ID Status上海频道
        上海频道Alabama上海频道In Compliance上海频道Montana上海频道In Compliance
        上海频道Alaska上海频道In Compliance上海频道Nebraska上海频道In Compliance
        上海频道Arizona上海频道In Compliance上海频道Nevada上海频道In Compliance
        上海频道Arkansas上海频道In Compliance上海频道New Hampshire上海频道In Compliance
        上海频道California上海频道In Compliance上海频道New Jersey上海频道Under Review
        上海频道Colorado上海频道In Compliance上海频道New Mexico上海频道In Compliance
        上海频道Connecticut上海频道In Compliance上海频道New York上海频道In Compliance
        上海频道Delaware上海频道In Compliance上海频道North Carolina上海频道In Compliance
        上海频道Florida上海频道In Compliance上海频道North Dakota上海频道In Compliance
        上海频道Georgia上海频道In Compliance上海频道Ohio上海频道In Compliance
        上海频道Hawaii上海频道In Compliance上海频道Oklahoma上海频道Extension through September 18, 2020
        上海频道Idaho上海频道In Compliance上海频道Oregon上海频道Extension through August 7, 2020
        上海频道Illinois上海频道In Compliance上海频道Pennsylvania上海频道In Compliance
        上海频道Indiana上海频道In Compliance上海频道Rhode Island上海频道In Compliance
        上海频道Iowa上海频道In Compliance上海频道South Carolina上海频道In Compliance
        上海频道Kansas上海频道In Compliance上海频道South Dakota上海频道In Compliance
        上海频道Kentucky上海频道In Compliance上海频道Tennessee上海频道In Compliance
        上海频道Louisiana上海频道In Compliance上海频道Texas上海频道In Compliance
        上海频道Maine上海频道In Compliance上海频道Utah上海频道In Compliance
        上海频道Maryland上海频道In Compliance上海频道Vermont上海频道In Compliance
        上海频道Massachusetts上海频道In Compliance上海频道Virginia上海频道In Compliance
        上海频道Michigan上海频道In Compliance上海频道Washington上海频道In Compliance
        上海频道Minnesota上海频道In Compliance上海频道West Virginia上海频道In Compliance
        上海频道Mississippi上海频道In Compliance上海频道Wisconsin上海频道In Compliance
        上海频道Missouri上海频道In Compliance上海频道Wyoming上海频道In Compliance

        Now that you know where your state stands, don’t forget to check out the steps you should take next.

        In a move aimed to help more people receive their REAL IDs before the Oct. 1, 2021 deadline, the DHS is now allowing you to submit your identification documents electronically. This includes information such as a birth certificate and passport.

        Applicants will still need to bring the required documents in person so they can be compared to the electronic submissions. This means that in order to get a Real ID-compliant license, you must still 上海频道physically go to a DMV office.上海频道

        上海频道Bottom Line: 上海频道States will not send you a REAL ID-compliant license automatically. While most states are issuing compliant IDs, individuals may still choose not to upgrade their licenses.

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        You will be able to use your state-issued ID at airports through October 1, 2021. 上海频道After October 1, 2021 you will need a REAL ID (or another TSA-approved ID) 上海频道in order to fly – both domestically and internationally.

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        If you have a REAL ID, you are good to go! If not, you will still able to use your state-issued ID at airports through the dates listed in the chart above. Additional extensions may be granted, but this isn’t a guarantee. Be sure to check back close to the expiration date for updates!

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        上海频道Step 1:上海频道 Make an appointment to visit a DMV field office before your state’s deadline. Some offices are offering special hours or days for those trying to get a REAL ID before October 1, 2021. Here are the links to all of the local DMVs to help you get started with this process.

        上海频道Websites Across The U.S.上海频道
        Alabama DPS上海频道Alaska DMVArizona DMVArkansas DFA
        California DMVColorado DMVConnecticut DMVDelaware DMV
        Florida HSMVGeorgia DDVHawaii CSDIdaho TD
        Illinois ILSOSIndiana BMVIowa DOTKansas DOV
        Kentucky DMVLouisiana DMVMaine BMVMaryland MVA
        Massachusetts RMV上海频道Michigan SOSMinnesota DPSMississippi DSB
        Missouri DORMontana MVDNebraska DMVNevada DMV
        New Hampshire DMVNew Jersey MVCNew Mexico MVDNew York DMV
        North Carolina DMVNorth Dakota DOTOhio BMVOklahoma DPS
        Oregon DMVPennsylvania DMVRhode Island DMVSouth Carolina DMV
        South Dakota DPS上海频道Tennessee DMVTexas DPSUtah DMV
        Vermont DMVVirginia DMVWashington DOLWashington, D.C. DMV
        West Virginia DMVWisconsin DOTWyoming DOT

        上海频道Step 2: 上海频道On the day of your appointment, make sure you bring all the necessary documents. Here are the requirements with notable allowed documents. If you have any issues or concerns with obtaining one or more of the documents, we suggest checking directly with your local DMV.

        • Proof of identity, such as a certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate, U.S. passport, employment authorization document, permanent resident card, or foreign passport with an approved form I-94.
        • Proof of your Social Security Number, such as an SSN card, W-2, or paystub with full SSN.
        • (2) Proof of residency documents, such as a rental or lease agreement, mortgage bill, utility bill or employment, medical or school document.
        • If applicable: An original or certified copy of a name change document, such as a marriage certificate or divorce decree, may be required.

        上海频道Step 3:上海频道 Pay fee for the license. This will vary by state but is generally less than $60. Check our graphic below for specific costs.

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        There are a lot of questions about what is and isn’t an appropriate document to bring along with you in order to obtain a REAL ID. If you’re unsure, we always recommend reaching out to your state’s license-issuing office directly — and doing this before you head to your appointment!

        Some states, like California, have made a list of documents that are accepted for each category required. This would be a good place to start when gathering your documents together. This notes when copies or originals are necessary and also has recommendations on alternatives if you don’t have the recommended residency documents or if you use a PO Box.

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        No, you can’t. Unfortunately, federal requirements don’t allow for the transfer of a Real ID license between states. Each state is required to view and image all documentation upon original issuance in that state.

        This means that when you move, you will need to go in person to present the same documentation such as a U.S. birth certificate or passport, Social Security card, and two proofs of residence address, as well as meet all of your new state’s issuance requirements.

        On a positive note, Real ID licenses from other states can typically be used like any other out-of-state driver license to waive behind-the-wheel drive tests.

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        Currently, an estimated 95 million Americans hold Real ID-compliant driver’s licenses, U.S. passports and passport cards, military IDs, and Global Entry cards, all of which qualify as Real ID-compliant identification. But, according to recent reports, that is only 3 out of every 10 Americans!

        This means that you don’t have to upgrade your license in order to board your flight, but you will have to use an alternative (TSA-approved) form of ID. TSA currently accepts several other forms of identity documents:

        TSA-Compliant Forms of ID - Upgraded Points

        As you can see, the most common alternatives to a REAL ID will be a 上海频道U.S. passport or U.S. passport card上海频道.

        Other less common items would be?DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST), permanent resident card, Department of Defense ID, enhanced driver’s license, or federally recognized tribal-issued photo ID.

        For more information on acceptable forms of identification for boarding aircraft, please see?TSA’s website.

        In developing news, U.S. representatives recently proposed the Trusted Traveler Real ID Relief Act of 2020. If passed, this bill would require the TSA to accept proof of TSA PreCheck enrollment in lieu of Real ID-compliant identification through April 1, 2022.? Approval of this Act is still pending, so other identification should be obtained in the meantime.

        However, it should be noted that if on or after Oct. 1, 2021, the traveler cannot provide an acceptable form of identification, they will not be permitted through the security checkpoint to board their flight.

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        One question you might want to be answered is the cost of a READ ID in your state. That price varies significantly throughout the country. It’s set by the state and the state also determines if the process for getting a REAL ID (when updating your driver’s license) is a renewal, duplicate, or a new license. Below is a map that has information on cost and process in each state.

        Note that Oregon has said that there will be an additional fee for REAL IDs but has not determined that cost yet.

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        Additionally, we were interested in estimating just how much revenue states might be bringing in due to the new REAL IDs. For this, we used the cost from the above numbers and multiplied them by the estimated number of drivers in each state, according to information from the Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration.

        This estimation is based on what we would consider the max possible revenue. As in, if every driver in each state got a new license for the REAL ID act. Because the new IDs are not mandatory, we understand that not everyone may get one. However, this is an approximation of revenue.

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        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 though.

        Specific airlines may demand proof of the child’s age, such as a birth certificate or passport, but this is not regulated by TSA. Contact the specific airline for more information.

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        Now is the time to make sure you know the requirements in order to be REAL ID compliant.

        In some states, it may take a few weeks (or longer!) to get an appointment at your local DMV. By taking steps towards compliance now, you can avoid the last-minute rush and be ready to go long before October 1, 2021.


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        A real ID is a form of identification that meets increased security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards. Travelers will be required to provide either a real ID or another TSA-approved form of identification in order to fly after October 1, 2021.

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        Currently, all states are either in compliance with the Real ID Act or have an extension in place. This means that they are currently able to issue real IDs. Check our graphic above to make sure you know exactly where your state stands.

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        A Real ID is one valid form of identification you can use in order to fly. However, there are many other TSA-approved forms of identification that are also acceptable. Note that you will still need your US passport in order to travel internationally.

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        A Real ID is one valid form of identification you can use in order to fly. However, there are many other TSA-approved forms of identification that are also acceptable. Be sure to check out our graphic above for other documents that will be accepted at airport security.

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        If you are travelling internationally, you will still need your US passport. If you are travelling domestically, you will only need one valid form of identification – either your real ID OR your passport, not both.

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        States require you to go to your local DMV and present 1) proof of identity, 2) proof of your Social Security Number, 3) proof of residency document, and 4) if applicable, proof of name change document.

        See our checklist above for examples of each of these items as well as more information on how to obtain a real ID.

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        TSA does not currently require children under 18 to provide identification when traveling with a companion within the United States. So as long as you have your documents in order, kids will not need a REAL ID.

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        According to the DHS, the purpose of the REAL ID Act “is to make our?identity documents more consistent and secure.” It provides a set of standards for the issuance of driver’s licenses and other identity documents.

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        You can fly with your regular ID until October 1, 2021. Following that date, you will either need a REAL ID or another TSA-approved form of ID (that we have listed above in the article).

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        This varies by state, so there isn’t one answer, however, REAL IDs have the same validity as your other state-issued driver’s licenses. This is typically anywhere from 3-8 years depending on your state and age. The AAA has a 上海频道comprehensive list.

        Christy Rodriguez

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        Christy was born in St. Louis, Missouri, but lived in Texas the majority of her life. Now, work has her living in the Bay Area with her husband and yellow lab. Her first international travel experience was for a summer study abroad program in Italy. After that, she knew that she was destined to travel as much as possible. Luckily, her husband worked at Southwest Airlines, so they were introduced to the exciting world of “non-rev” travel.

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        1. deacon上海频道 November 1, 2018

          Thanks! This is a very informative and useful article.

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        2. Troy Winslow Benson上海频道 March 7, 2019

          I found it helpful, I have my Real ID Compliant Drivers License in PA Now. It arrived online after a simple pre registration process and I ordered it online on March 1, 2019 and it arrived today.

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          • Thank you Troy, glad to hear that you found our article useful and that you were able to get your license so easily!

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            • Randy上海频道 July 26, 2019

              I think it important to help others based on an experience I witnessed yesterday while securing my real ID:

              DMV employee to a female customer: “Do you have your forms of I’d?”
              Customer: “Yes.”
              DMV employee: “I need a social security card that shows your married name or hyphenated married name.”
              Customer: “Really, the site does not indicate that would be needed. This is the social security card I was given at birth.”
              DMV employee: “We have to have something official with your social showing your married name or we can not proceed. Do you happen to have a copy of a W2 that shows your married name with social?”
              Customer: “No, I do not. Is there no other way around this?”
              DMV employee: “I am sorry that is not. If you can secure a W2 with your married name and social, we would accept it and it would prevent you from having to secure a new social security card.”

              This is going to be an issue for many married women. I immediately informed my wife of this fact because the DMV web site in MD does not address this, nor inform female customers who have married names that they need to provide ID with social security info on it at the time of appointment.
              I hope this helps others avoid the frustration.

              Randy

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              • Hi Randy, thanks for documenting your experience trying to get a REAL ID. It will definitely help our other readers prepare.

                If you reference our article above, you can see that we note all of the requirements to obtain a REAL ID (including name change documents). You’re right that’s it’s definitely a lot to keep track of. Our hope was that by providing this list, we can help others avoid wasted time obtaining their REAL ID.

                Thanks for reading!

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                • Dianna Miller上海频道 August 1, 2019

                  This was my experience this morning renewing my license and attempting to get a Real ID. I read everything and spent yesterday trying to get all necessary documents. The one thing I could not find was my marriage certificate. But I had with me: my birth certificate, my Social Security card (with my married name), a document from SS with my name, current address and SS#, my transcript from a state college (to show my maiden name which matched my birth certificate name and my SS#…the same number that is on my SS card with my married name), a utility bill with married name and current address, a car title with my married name and current address, and my daughter’s birth certificate showing my maiden name and date of birth to match the information on the birth certificate. Yet, this was not enough information. I have lived at my address for 25 years and been married 23 years so nothing has changed recently. I thought I had enough government documents with all information matching as what I read said a marriage license MAY be needed if my name was different than shown on other government documents. This was a complete hassle. I guess I will wait 8 more years to get a Real ID when I renew my license again.

                • Hi Dianna, thanks for sharing your experience. It was definitely a hassle when I had to get my REAL ID last year, so I empathize.

                  Unfortunately, all your documents much match or you have to have an official document showing all name changes. This is the requirement set forth by the government to obtain a REAL ID.

                  But yes, like you mentioned. You can definitely wait to obtain a REAL ID until you renew your license. Just make sure that you have a passport or other TSA-approved ID to travel (domestically and internationally) past Oct. 2020.

              • Brenda G上海频道 October 28, 2019

                Whenever there is a name change, you are suppose to get a new driver’s license AND a SS card to become legally compliant.

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              • rosalie上海频道 January 3, 2020

                You said that right! No where does DMV say that. I went in with all my info with my married name an got it!
                Rosalie

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            • 上海频道 Carla上海频道 August 9, 2019

              Hi Christy. Can you apply online if you’ve already applied once before to renew your license online?

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              • Hi Carla, unfortunately there are a lot of details I don’t have in order to answer your questions. Do you already have a REAL ID? If so, whether or not you can renew online will depend on your state’s guidance – things your age, number of times you’ve renewed online, etc. all matter. If you don’t have a REAL ID, you must actually go in-person to obtain this.

                Sorry it’s not a definitive answer, but it definitely depends on your specific situation. I would suggest calling your local DMV (links listed above) for a better answer. Thanks for reading!

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          • Blanca上海频道 May 13, 2019

            Can I travel with my foreign passport domestically after October 2020? If I dont have a real ID?

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        3. corey jacob上海频道 March 8, 2019

          I been told by DMV “residency documents” are useless unless the document is mailed directly to a permanent address. example SSI SSDI proof can’t be mailed to a PO box. It has to be mailed to permanent address

          Having the documents itself is useless if your homeless. with no permanent address that is part of the documents cover page that shows on the front of mailed documents.

          I as a homeless person born in Minnesota lost my citizenship through this catch 22 I will shortly be blocked from freedom of movement and will be unable to access services such as SSI office.

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        4. Jonathan D Smithweiss上海频道 March 11, 2019

          Wait this is a very confusing article. What’s the point of the state’s extension if it doesn’t go into effect until 2020. Why would a state need an extension that ends before the date? I wonder as I’m from California and I have a domestic flight on April 10 which is after the deadline but there’s no way I would be able to obtain a real ID before then as I had to order a new birth certificate and my Passport is expired

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        5. Joe上海频道 March 12, 2019

          Hi, Christy.
          Thanks for this article, it really was very helpful. However, I do have a question. I live in Illinois and our extension is good until June 1, 2019. So, if it’s not extended beyond that date, does that mean that we’ll need other forms of ID to fly starting on June 2, 2019? I have my passport so I’m not as concerned about me. But we have kids who don’t have passports or other acceptable forms of ID and I’m trying to see what we can do for flights after June 1 this year. Appreciate any extra info that you can provide!

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        6. Teri Clark上海频道 March 12, 2019

          Hi I have a question. I live in NJ. We are a state that has an extension. We are going on vacation to Florida in May. Florida is a state that is already complient. I dont need the real id to leave NJ but will I need it to fly back from Florida?

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        7. Brianna Jenkins上海频道 March 18, 2019

          Hey, I am a little confused. Do state IDs – not drivers license, count as real identification? And can they be used to travel domestically?

          I only ask because I’m from Illinois and will be traveling soon to California. I don’t have a passport yet but I keep getting mixed reviews from family and the policies on the internet.

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          • Hey Brianna,

            Keep in mind that the REAL ID act is only effective starting October 1, 2020. You can still use your state ID until then for domestic flights. After that, you’ll need to use your passport or get an ID or driver’s license that is in compliance with the REAL ID Act. Thanks for reading.

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        8. Jonathan上海频道 March 20, 2019

          Do I need to upgrade my photo ID card that has a star?

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        9. Michael Grayburn上海频道 上海频道 April 1, 2019

          Help me save some stress.. haha
          We come back from our honeymoon this coming September 1. We will immediately begin the name change process before our next flight (Pittsburgh to Fort Lauderdale) in the second week of November. Because of her license expiring in June 2020, we weren’t planning on purchasing the Real ID during the name change license. Will we be okay on our flights coming back? I guess I confuse the rules if you are flying into a compliant state while mine is on extension.

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          • Hi Michael! Thanks for your comment. To start off with, you don’t have to purchase a REAL ID – you may be confusing this with Global Entry or TSA PreCheck. A REAL ID compliant ID is just your state-issued license. In addition it doesn’t matter what states you are flying into – it only matters what state your ID was issued in.

            My advice is after you get back from your honeymoon, immediately begin her name change process. This by itself should provide her with a REAL ID-compliant ID! Go to your specific state’s DMV (listed above) to see requirements, but you will definitely need her name-change information. On another note, make sure you book her flight in November with her new last name that matches her new ID or she could be denied boarding!

            Hope this helps!

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        10. Jose romero上海频道 April 3, 2019

          I’m a little confused… Hope you can help me. I’m from California and I have no passport, only my driver’s license and ID but both say federal limits apply. I’m flying out to Florida on the 7th and come back the 10th. Can I fly out with my current ID?

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          • Hi Jose! Currently, it looks like there hasn’t been granted an extension in California, so on April 10th, your state ID wouldn’t get you through the TSA checkpoint. You don’t need a passport necessarily – there are a few other valid ID options noted above that you may have?

            That being said, this could definitely change in the next few days, so be sure to check here for the most current information: https://www.dhs.gov/real-id/california

            Hope this helps!

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            • Greg上海频道 April 5, 2019

              Christy, I’m concerned that your advise may not be correct.
              https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/realid/realidfaq
              I think that the state extensions are for the states to comply with the laws regarding issuance of these REAL IDs.
              For example, from the above link:
              “To apply for a REAL ID driver license or identification card, you must visit a DMV field office and provide… Beginning April 2019, two different California residency documents, such as a utility bill, rental agreement, mortgage statement or medical document.”

              This is because up until that date California’s extension allows it to continue with a non-compliant issuance process.

              However, the specific advice to individual travelers should be, as I think I understand:
              “You will need a REAL ID driver license or ID card if you want to continue using your driver license or ID card to … Board a domestic flight starting October 1, 2020.”

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              • Hi Greg, thanks for your comment. You are correct – states are given extensions in order to be given extra time comply with REAL ID. However, if the extension is not renewed (and specifically for CA, currently the extension is set to expire on April 10, 2019), then an ID that is not REAL ID-compliant would no longer by sufficient to get through TSA security. This can obviously change if an additional extension is granted.

                Pulled directly from DHS’s website: “Starting January 22, 2018, travelers who do not have a license from a compliant state or a state that has been granted an extension will be asked to provide alternate acceptable identification. If the traveler cannot provide an acceptable form of identification, they will not be permitted through the security checkpoint.”

                Ultimately, the October 1, 2020 date is the date which everyone must have a REAL ID (or alternate form of ID).
                Hope this helps!

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              • Jacqueline上海频道 June 15, 2019

                I believe YOU are correct. As of today, June 15, 2019, on the CA DMV site, it says, “You will need a REAL ID driver license or identification card if you want to continue using your driver license or identification card to do any of the following: Board a flight within the United States **STARTING October 1, 2020** [EMPHASIS MINE].”

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        11. Dave上海频道 April 4, 2019

          Hi Christy, I live in CT which is already compliant. I have a flight at the end of the month but do not have a Real ID. Will I be able to fly with my drivers license, I should be good until 2020 correct?

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        12. brenda上海频道 April 5, 2019

          Hi. I am confused about the passport card. You mention that you will need a passport card or passport book to fly internationally. I was told that you could not fly internationally with a passport card. The passport card is only for travel within the US. Am I mistaken?

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        13. Anita Kobrin上海频道 April 8, 2019

          I am flying domestic in September 2019. I have an Illinois state ID but do not have a passport. Will the Illinois ID be acceptable?

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        14. MannyOnThaStreets上海频道 April 9, 2019

          I don’t think you have the correct information for CA. According to the CA DMV, it says, “Valid California driver license/ID cards will be accepted to board a domestic flight and to enter secure federal facilities until October 1, 2020.” I am flying within CA at the end of April and won’t have a Real ID by then.

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          • Hi Manny, California changed their status as of this morning. Currently, they are “Under Review” until May 24th, so your license will for sure be good until that date. The best place to receive CA-specific information is here: https://www.dhs.gov/real-id/california

            After that, they 上海频道may上海频道 receive additional extensions or be deemed to be in compliance – but this is pending.

            If they do not receive an extension, per the DHS (who is the ultimate source to look at, as they implement and enforce these changes – not CA), “Starting January 22, 2018, travelers who do not have a license from a compliant state or a state that has been granted an extension will be asked to provide alternate acceptable identification. If the traveler cannot provide an acceptable form of identification, they will not be permitted through the security checkpoint.”

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        15. Helen Chapple上海频道 April 9, 2019

          Hi, will my license be considered a “real id” if there is no star in the upper right corner, but a U. S. Flag in the bottom right corner. Our news reporter just said it was but I’m confused about it.

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        16. Miklaus Schnabel上海频道 April 9, 2019

          I keep seeing/reading about this whole “must have a star” on the ID/license, however here in WA state,I just renewed/upgraded to the enhanced license(with NO star on it), and I am told it is in compliance w/ the Real ID law. But everywhere I turn, I’m seeing this subject about it having a star on the card. This makes me nervous,since I already went to the DMV, along w/ all the proper documents etc, JUST for the purpose of getting the ID that will be in compliance in 2020. So, does it HAVE to have the star on the card or not? (sorry, having a hard time finding the right answer!)

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        17. Jackie L.上海频道 April 10, 2019

          Great article! My Maryland driver’s license is expiring this summer, so I will be getting the REAL ID/license combo.

          Question: one of the documents that I can bring to the DMV to apply for the REAL ID is my passport. My passport has been expired for maybe a decade. Will they still accept it as one of the docs? Thanks!!!

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        18. Todd Corson上海频道 April 10, 2019

          In Texas, IDs and licenses are issued by the Department of Public Safety (上海频道https://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/), not the DMV. The DMV handles vehicle registration, plates, and titles.

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        19. Gicela Cedillo上海频道 April 10, 2019

          Hi, I became a US citizen and my citizenship certificate was taken at the social security office when I went to make legal status changes. This was back in 1992 when citizen ship was fairly new. I have my birth certificate from where I was originally born but not my citizenship certificate because SSI office took it. What else may I provide as proof to get the real ID? I have my social security card.

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        20. Elizabeth Ann Hall上海频道 April 10, 2019

          I currently have a California Real ID driver’s license. To get it I used my Social Security Card,my birth certificate, marriage license from first marriage, divorce papers from this marriage, marriage license for second marriage , deed to house, previous driver’s license and a Pg &E bill. What more do I need ?

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        21. 上海频道 NADIA上海频道 April 11, 2019

          I will be flying out on May 11 and coming back on May 30. I do not have a real id, but I live in California. Will I be able to fly out and come back if our state has til May 24th ?

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        22. Will上海频道 April 14, 2019

          Hi! I have a Maryland driver’s license that was issued in 2017. I have a star in the top right area, but when I go to the state website and enter my number, it tells me I must bring documents when I renew. Are they putting stars on non compliant licenses also?

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          • Hi Will! Unfortunately each state is different and it looks like Maryland WAS issuing IDs with a little star without being REAL ID compliant. Found on the MVA website, “Maryland residents who currently have a driver’s license with the small star in the upper right hand corner will still need to submit the same documentation to the MVA in order to get the REAL ID.”

            The easiest way to know would be to see if you had physically gone to the MVA and produce additional documents like a passport, social security card, proof of residency, etc? If not, then you won’t be compliant. We recommend checking your state’s website for all of the requirements here: http://www.mva.maryland.gov/realid/

            Regardless, Maryland is a compliant state, so you have until October 2020 to get your new ID (if you need to).

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        23. Bob Poli上海频道 April 19, 2019

          Christy,
          My wife just renewed her driver’s license in January of this year. Ohio is compliant, but on her license it stated ‘Not For Federal ID’. It was never explained to her that there is another type of license that had the star. She paid for her license and, I’m assuming, by next year she will have to get another driver’s license….and pay again. Why is Ohio forcing you to purchase two licenses within a year. Was there a mistake made at the BMV in not telling her about the Real ID license. Thanks for any help in this matter.

          Bob

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          • Hi Bob, sorry to hear that you went through this! I’ve heard that this has been the case in many states since these non-compliant IDs are still being issued.

            That bring said, we are Upgraded Points, a website that publishes articles based on points and miles content as well as other travel related pieces. We are not affiliated with the Ohio BMV so can’t answer why they did not inform your wife of her options for an ID.

            Given the information you’ve provided, your wife would need to get another appointment if she would like to fly with just her license. Note that there are other forms of ID that we’ve noted above (like a valid passport) that TSA will also accept, so she could bring this starting Oct 2020 if she doesn’t want to go through that process again. Hope this helps!

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            • Fred上海频道 April 21, 2019

              My question is kind of related. In Ohio do you have to get this new TSA approved id? My mother has never flown and probably never will and so won’t have any use for it. As her license is up for renewal she’s looking at getting the compliant id because “the government will be forcing me to get one next year tho I don’t know why I’ll never use it, it’s just a big hassle”… does she have to get it or can she renew the basic license? There’s lots of information on the new TSA id but nothing that says either way if you have to get it or not. The local BMV wasn’t any real help on the subject either. Just trying to save her the headache and possible extra cost.

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        24. Bryan O.上海频道 April 19, 2019

          Thank you for this article. It has helped clear up some questions I have.

          If I’m understanding correctly, my California driver’s license is still a valid form of ID for passing through a TSA checkpoint until Oct. 2020, even if it is stamped with “Federal Limits Apply”? (Subject to the results of the DHS review of California as mentioned above, of course)

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        25. William Dickinson上海频道 April 20, 2019

          In Maryland, both my wife and I have TSA PreCheck. Since we went through an identical ID rigmarole that the state now wants for a Real ID driver’s license, can’t we just show them our TSA Precheck document?

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        26. Christopher Kidwell上海频道 April 30, 2019

          This is a big royal pain to people like myself who have no job and no bills because we are living with parents.
          I am in Maryland and the Maryland MVA basically told me I am out of luck, because I do not have two residency proofs because of my job and bill situation.

          What is the point with this REAL ID law? These things will be easily faked in less than 1 year judging by past attempts at making a ‘tamper-proof I.D.’.

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          • Hi Christopher, I’m sorry you are having difficulty obtaining a REAL ID. We are simply reporting on the requirements as noted by the Department of Homeland Security, so we can’t comment on your comments about fake IDs.

            If you look above in our article though, you can see some alternative forms of ID that are also acceptable when you fly – obtaining a REAL ID isn’t mandatory. And since you are from a state that is in compliance, note above that you still have some time (until Oct. 1, 2020) to get your real ID if not.

            Best of luck to you!

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        27. Kim Pham上海频道 May 2, 2019

          How long will a Real ID last? 5 years, 10 years?

          Thanks
          Kim

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        28. John Sorrell上海频道 May 6, 2019

          I am a little confused. I travel internationally and domestically and this is the first time i have heard or read anything on this Real ID Act. My question is; If I have a valid passport, may I travel both internationally and domestically? Do I require the additional Real ID document? I also carry a valid, up to date, drivers license.
          Thank you and regards
          John Sorrell

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          • Hi John! You might have seen signs about the change in the TSA line, but not realized it. They’ve been making an effort to get the word out there before 2020, but plenty of people still don’t know. You’re not alone there!

            First, you will always need your passport to travel internationally. A REAL ID is also necessary if you don’t want to travel with your passport DOMESTICALLY after Oct. 1, 2020. In addition, a license can still be current and not be a REAL ID. Check out the article above for all of the details of what to check for and links to your specific state’s website to check if your license is already a REAL ID. If you have a REAL ID then you will not need to travel domestically with your passport after that 2020 date noted above.

            Hope this helps!

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        29. Curtis上海频道 May 8, 2019

          I moved from Florida to Texas . My Florida DL is a real ID license, so what’s the point of using real ID if I still need to show proof of being a U.S. citizen when I move to Texas. Why doesn’t it transfer over?

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        30. Ana C上海频道 May 10, 2019

          Hi, I am confused about traveling domestic, I am from MA I flying to San Francisco on May 17/2019 coming back the 30 /2019, I don’t have a real ID upgrade yet, I have my regular license. Can I still use my license to travel to CA

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        31. Diana Q.上海频道 上海频道 May 11, 2019

          I am bit confused about traveling domestically. I have a flight from Virginia to California on 5/22 and come back to Virginia on 6/4. I do not have a real id, only a drivers license from Virginia. Am I okay to fly till 2020 or do I need an alternate form of id for my flights?

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        32. Jenny上海频道 May 17, 2019

          I recently lost my license and had it replaced. However they gave me a Not for Real ID purposes license. I am flying from MO to FL at the end of the month. The DMV as well as Southwest told me I was good to fly with that license alone (no passport or other forms of documents needed) until Oct 2020 due to MO receiving an extension. I do not have a passport just that license. Is this correct? Thank you!

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        33. 上海频道 Gerrie上海频道 May 18, 2019

          I have a regular California driver’s license and need to fly from Colorado to California on May 29th, will I be able to?

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          • Hi Gerrie! When you say “regular” driver’s license, I assume you mean one that is not a REAL ID? If you have a REAL ID (which is also a regular license!), you will be good to travel with just that moving forward.

            If you don’t have a REAL ID – it’s likely that CA will receive an additional extension or be deemed “In Compliance”, but we just can’t say with the information DHS currently has available. Our suggestion would be to watch this space closer to the May 24th date that the current review is up. Also, it never hurts to bring another form of TSA-approved ID (noted above) as well.

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        34. Pam McLaughlin上海频道 May 19, 2019

          Hi,
          If your current license doesn’t expire until 2022 and you go to the Registry to get the Real Id, will the license still expire in 2022 or will it renew for another 5 years? It seems like you just have to pay, pay, pay.

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          • Hi Pam, each state is different, so it’s hard to say with absolute certainty. However, your license should be good for the entire length of a normal renewal (states with length of validity from 4-8 years). The best way to get a solid answer would be to contact your state directly at the links we’ve included in the article above.

            Also note that a REAL ID isn’t mandatory! If the cost just isn’t something you can/want to incur, you can always bring another form of TSA-approved ID listed above to fly. Hope this helps!

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        35. Abbey上海频道 May 21, 2019

          I just moved from Nevada to Pennsylvania. I have a star on my Nevada license will it automatically transfer when I go for my Pennsylvania license?

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        36. Tanya上海频道 May 23, 2019

          Hello, I have a flight for Denver CO tomorrow. I have an IL federal limits apply ID. Do I need any other for of identification to pass the check-point on airport?
          Thank you in advance

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        37. Tony上海频道 May 23, 2019

          Ok, I’m from California, the reviewing due date was tomorrow but apparently it is compliant now. I have a flight on June 13 but my license is not real ID compliant, Am i still be able to board the plane with it?

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        38. Unknown上海频道 May 26, 2019

          If this is “voluntary” why are you forcing us to get it? Just another way for “our government” to be able to track us.

          Reply

          • Hello, please be advised 上海频道we are not the Transportation Security Administration.上海频道 We are Upgraded Points, a website publishing helpful content based on travel so readers can be better informed to travel in the least stressful way possible. As such, we cannot officially answer your question but we thank you for reading.

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        39. Kim上海频道 May 30, 2019

          Hi! I have a regular WA state ID and I’m flying to Florida next month. Will they accept my non-Real ID at the airport as a form of document?

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        40. Denise上海频道 May 31, 2019

          I live in Pennsylvania and only have a state issued drivers license, as does my husband and grandson. We are flying to Oregon in August. Will our drivers licenses work or will we extra forms of ID?

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          • Hi Denise!

            You will be able to use your state-issued ID at airports through October 1, 2020. Thanks for reading!

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        41. John Bay上海频道 June 6, 2019

          I live in Maryland and have read scary stories along the lines of: If I am stopped for a traffic violation and do not have a Real ID – compliant license, my license will be confiscated. Any truth to this?

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        42. Matt上海频道 June 7, 2019

          My ID just expired, and I have to wait to get a paper bill via USPS. I was doing all my bill paying electronically, so I haven’t had a paper bill in a few years.
          This might be a thing you have to do too, depending on your exact situation and/or the state you live in.
          Just a heads up. Switch to paper billing for a utility, just to be sure.
          This website was informative, though.
          PS: Don’t slack like I did…I have an ‘invalid’ ID right now…And will for a few more weeks, at least.

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        43. Matt上海频道 June 7, 2019

          PS: I’m in NM, and I was led to believe that a ‘Real ID’ ™ was my only choice for license renewal.
          In fact, I wasn’t given any other choice. So, yeah…It might be only a flight thing legally, but…You might be pressured/coerced anyway. The MVD here (what we call the DMV) was adamant that I meet ALL the Real ID requirements. I wasn’t given any options, I was shown a PDF of Real ID requirements. Period.

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        44. Cheri上海频道 June 9, 2019

          Question. My mom is 82 and will not be flying anymore. She hardly even drives anymore. She doesn’t have wedding certificates or divorce papers to show her changes in names. She also has a birth certificate from 1937. Her license is good until 2025. Will she need to show all the documentation and get a Real ID license?

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        45. Andrea上海频道 June 10, 2019

          Very informative article! Thank you for the info. Just one quick question (since I hear different responses from different sources)…my partner and I are planning a trip to Florida later this year, I have a regular CA license (not Real ID) and he has a CA license which says “Federal Limits Apply.” We can still use these to travel CA to FL and back, correct? As long as its before October 2020?

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        46. Kimi上海频道 June 11, 2019

          My understanding is that a persons ssn and birth certificate are scanned into a database attached to my current photo ID. Who maintains this data-base? As we have seen numerous agencies (TransUnion, Federal Banks, etc) have been hacked and millions of honest peoples information stolen. Would this not make it easier for ID theft? What steps have been put in place to ensure our safety?

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          • Hi Kimi. We are Upgraded Points, a blog specializing in credit card and travel-related resources. We are in no way involved in the implementation of this Act. We wrote this article to help educate people on the process to get a REAL ID and the associated requirements.

            That being said, we have no information on who maintains any databases or information about ID theft. This question would be best directed to your state’s license-issuing office (like a DMV, BMV, etc.). We have the links to all of these above.

            Thanks for reading!

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        47. Ryan上海频道 June 15, 2019

          Live in Virginia, my driver’s license expires in October 2019. Since I will be getting a new Real ID between now and then, how many years will it be good for until I have to renew again? Thanks!

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        48. Michael Mann上海频道 June 17, 2019

          Hi,

          Great article. Thank you.

          My kids passports were up for renewal and I chose to get the passport book and card. I’m not one for paying extra money but here is why I did it… Real ID.

          Passport book allows air, land and sea travel between countries. Passbook card allows land and sea between Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and Caribbean.

          The passbook card is a Real Id.

          With a passport book or card a minor can open a savings account. A passbook book or card can be used for SAT identification.

          The passbook card allows the minor to present a airline boarding pass with Photo ID to TSA. Cool for some kids.

          If the passport is lost or stolen overseas, having a passport card rather than a photocopy of your passport may be more beneficial (my opinion only, not confirmed).

          Off topic… my opinion is to carry both overseas.

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        49. Iren上海频道 June 20, 2019

          Hi,
          This may be a somewhat unusual request, but I’m a big fan of your website and was somewhat surprised to find this page while doing research on a non-rewards travel topic. As part of a job interview next week, I will be required to give a 10 minute presentation on REAL ID. Do you mind if I use some of your info-graphics on this page during my presentation? I will source you of course. And the presentation will not be made public or used for any commercial purposes. Thanks in advance. Feel free to respond to this comment or directly through email.

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        50. Elizabeth上海频道 June 25, 2019

          Hello, Thanks for that informational article. I did have one question. I will soon travel to Mexico by car from California. I do have a Real ID but do not have a passport. Will I be able to get back into the U.S with only my Real ID?

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        51. Jane上海频道 June 28, 2019

          Hi,
          If you have a Drivers License from another state, can your Real ID be from a different State? Or do you have to obtain your Real ID from the same state as your Drivers License? This is a relocation issue,
          Thanks

          Reply

        52. M. Saavedra上海频道 上海频道 July 1, 2019

          I have a close friend with a non-violent past record. They may currently have a warrant, but I’m not positive.
          Would he be allowed to get a REAL ID? For that matter, would any parolee be allowed to get a REAL ID?
          How is a person that has no mail coming to them supposed to show proof of residency?
          Thank you.

          Reply

          • Hi M. Sounds like there are a few questions here.

            First, you are wondering if your friend can you get a driver’s license (REAL ID) with a past record and potential active warrant. Without knowing more details about the record (was it a DUI, etc), it’s hard to say. However, many people with records can go on to obtain driver’s licenses!

            The CA DMV is NOT a courthouse, so they won’t likely have police hanging around to arrest him if he has a current warrant. That being said, the best thing to do is to check the county websites to see if he has a warrant and then for him to resolve any issues at the local police station first.

            Next, you had a question regarding the proof of residency. There are a number of different types of proof that CA allows that don’t involve a mailing address. For example, court documents or a letter on letterhead from a homeless shelter, shelter for abused women, nonprofit entity, faith based organization, employer, or government agency within the U.S. attesting that the applicant resides in California.

            See here for more all acceptable documents: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/dl/residency_requirement

            Thanks for reading and hope this helps!

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        53. Mari.上海频道 July 1, 2019

          Thank you for your quick response. I believe he may have a warrant in another state, but I will check as you suggested.
          As far as I know there are no DUI violations. Would the DMV issue the REAL ID or License?

          Thanks again.

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        54. Denise上海频道 July 11, 2019

          I renewed my license in January 2019. I have never traveled out of the country and do not plan on doing so. In the top right of my license, it says USA but no star or anything else. I only travel to different states. Are you saying I would have to get a passport to travel now?

          Reply

          • Hi Denise,

            If your state is REAL ID compliant, you will be able to use your state-issued ID at airports through October 1, 2020. After that date, you will still need a REAL ID, or a passport, in order to fly – both domestically and internationally.

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        55. James Adam Smith上海频道 July 11, 2019

          Why would the New Jersey DMV send me a letter stating that my South Carolina Real ID is not valid?

          Reply

          • Hi James,

            I am afraid I cannot answer that for you. Do you live in South Carolina or New Jersey? If you live in New Jersey I would contact the DMV and ask why you received the letter.

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        56. Howard T.上海频道 July 12, 2019

          I live in Maryland. I have gotten several emails from the “local” MVA. Basically they are telling me, if I DO NOT get a (real ID) I will and could lose the privilege of driving! This doesn’t sound right or fair! I am currently 66, and have NO plans to fly anywhere. The email says that after a certain date and I commit some traffic violation, the cops or police could actually seize my license. My current license shows a a (white) star with a black outline or border. I’m very suspicious of offering up this much info about my person! My question – could the Police seize my license if I don’t supply them with my birth certificate, SS# etc.?

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        57. NV上海频道 July 13, 2019

          What about the expiration date on these REAL IDs? Do they (or would they) include any remaining time on the current ID (in case the renewal is done earlier than the expiration date in the current ID? This may be a state basis (would you know about Ohio)?

          Reply

          • Hi NV,

            The time remaining until the expiration on your current ID will not be counted towards the expiration of your REAL ID.

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        58. James上海频道 July 13, 2019

          Hi,

          I feel like you answered similar questions but not exactly.
          If I have a passport, do I need any other form of identification or any other documents to travel domestically and/or internationally? Thank you

          Reply

        59. Bob Peterson上海频道 July 15, 2019

          I am confused if my Wisconsin Real ID will allow me to enter Mexico or Canada?

          Reply

          • Hi Bob,

            Your Wisconsin REAL ID would not be sufficient to either leave or re-enter the US from Canada or Mexico. You will still need a passport (or passport card, etc.) for all international travel.

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        60. Carol上海频道 July 26, 2019

          Is it okay to get the Real ID months earlier than renewal date? My renewal is in Jan. 2020, so can I renew this month since there us an opening at DMV?

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        61. Glen上海频道 July 27, 2019

          I live in AR and just got a new license in April. It is not a Real ID. As a surprise, our children are flying my wife and I from TX to CA on Aug 15. Do I have to have a Real ID?

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        62. Kayce bison上海频道 July 27, 2019

          I recently was at the rock island arsenal trying to get on to go see a deceased family member and they turned me away because I did not have a real ID he said that I can’t even use that ID at all except for driving but I have flown with it already I’m not understanding how he can deny me to get on when it’s not even mandatory to have a real ID until October 1st?

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        63. 上海频道 Gary Achenbach上海频道 July 29, 2019

          Hi, I live in Fl. and just got the letter and I do have a gold star in the upper right corner and am compliant. My question is what about a picture and signature that are required when I apply to GoRenew.com?

          Reply

        64. Evern Mosely上海频道 July 31, 2019

          I went to the DMV for my Real ID in the State of California on Monday. I was told I needed my marriage license to show proof of my name change. Two days, later I go back to the DMV with my marriage license, birth certificate, 2 proofs of residency, social security card and current driver’s license. Only to be told that I could not obtain a REAL ID because my birth last name on my birth certificate ends with a “t” and my marriage license, social security #, current driver’s license, and proof of residence ends all end with a “d”,
          Stewar”t” vs Stewar”d”. The solution per DMV is to do a legal name change on my Birth Certificate or change my SS#, Marriage License, Military ID, Utilities Bills and every other form of documents to “t” instead of a “d”. Not realistic!!

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        65. Gina Proctor上海频道 August 1, 2019

          I do not do any of these things that makes ID mandatory. What if I am called for Jury Duty? Can I then use the additional documents you mentioned for that?

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        66. Ben R Woods上海频道 August 2, 2019

          I have a certified copy of my birth certificate signed by the State Registrar of Vital Statistic in Mississippi state. It states I, Archie Lee Gray, M.D., State Registrar Of vital statistics cover hereby certify this to be true and correct copy of the certificate of birth of the person name here in , the original being on file in this office. Given at Jackson, Mississippi, over my signature and under the official seal of my office, this the XXX date. I was told it needed to be stamped or embossed by the state in order to be valid for Real ID. Is this true?

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          • Hi Ben, we are by no means experts on all the ins and outs of legal documents. I will say that there is a difference between informational and official birth certificates – official ones are usually impressed/embossed like you stated. Informational ones are not valid to obtain your REAL ID.

            Sorry I can’t help you determine which version yours is, but I would direct you to your local DMV for the official word (links are above in the article).

            I’ve removed your birth date for your protection as well. Thanks for reading!

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        67. Robert Warren上海频道 August 7, 2019

          I am retired military. Will my retired ID be sufficient to board flights in place of a Real ID?

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        68. Joe Beineke上海频道 August 8, 2019

          It’s so confusing. If I’m in SC right now (Aug 8 2019), and I have an IN identification card (not Real ID), can I get on a plane? Likewise, if I drive over the border to Charlotte NC, can I do the same? It’s not clear (anywhere) about what your requirements are if you’re boarding with a non-Real ID card from out of state. This is an elderly person’s emergency, so “should have gotten a Real ID by now” comments are not helpful at all.

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          • Hi Joe – sorry to hear you’re finding this process confusing. Please note that we aren’t affiliated with any state or federal agency – we are Upgraded Points, a website that reports on important travel-related issues like the REAL ID.

            That being said, if you read our article above, you’ll note that the date that the requirements go into effect is on Oct. 1, 2020. You will be able to fly with your current ID up until this point. In addition, you’ll see that it also notes that this applies only to boarding commercial airlines. There is no change regarding IDs for purposes of driving across state borders.

            Hope this helps.

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        69. Isander Vega上海频道 August 16, 2019

          I live in New Jersey and want to take my family to Walt Disney, Florida. Do my two boys age 13 and 15 need passports to take a flight there? or ID?

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          • Hi Isander,

            We actually have a section on this above – TSA does not require children under 18 to provide identification when traveling with a companion within the United States. So as long as you have your documents in order, your kids will not need a REAL ID.

            You didn’t ask this part, but for your identification, New Jersey has an extension through October 10, 2019. If you fly before that, you can use your normal state ID. If you fly after, you MAY need to bring another TSA-approved form of ID (listed in the article above) if you don’t have a REAL ID and an additional extension is not granted.

            Thanks for reading!

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        70. Dee A Wharton上海频道 August 20, 2019

          Maybe you can answer my question. I have a Class A license and went to renew it when I found I had to have everything the same as a REAL ID to renew it. So after getting my birth certificate, marriage certificate, and going back and forth doing flips and hoops getting what they asked for, found that when I was a young child, my mother changed my last name with the social security and they are now wanting a document from the social security office. I went there only for them to tell me they do not give out that info, so I basically have no way to prove that my name was changed. I am going to not only lose thousands of dollars that was paid for getting my class A, looks like I am going to lose my class A itself. I have barely got by all my life and finally pulled myself up enough to start this new career and because of this simple easy to see situation am going to lose it all. There has to be some way or someone somewhere that can help me. I am a good hard working citizen that does not deserve this. Social security told me to go back to DMV and talk to them. They want me to voluntarily give up my class A so I can renew my class C, so I walked out of there. It is not that easy. I am in tears.

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          • Hi Dee, sorry you’re having trouble with this. This sounds like a very difficult situation for sure. Have you contacted your mom to see if she has any of that documentation?

            It sounds like you’re trying to do two things – renew your Class A license and while you’re at it, get a REAL ID. Since REAL IDs aren’t necessary, it sounds like where you’re running into some roadblocks are with these Class requirements and not necessarily the REAL ID. We’re not experts on the different classes of license, nor the specific state requirements for this. I’m sorry I can’t be more help.

            All of the DMV links are listed above, so I would definitely recommend contacting your local DMV to have them walk you through this. They may have additional resources for you as well to navigate this as well. Best of luck to you!

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        71. Kathleen Hawley上海频道 上海频道 August 21, 2019

          I loved this very informative article and it answered most of my questions except: Is my Global Entry card validation enough to fly without a Real ID?

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        72. John Crick上海频道 August 23, 2019

          Thanks for this article. What about US citizens that live and work in countries all over the world? How do they present themselves in person at any DMV office? I’m retired and live in the UK I have dual citizenship US/UK. I had renewed my Virginia DL a year ago with no star on it and since this act was passed in 2005 shouldn’t my DL been issued with a star?

          My wife, on the other hand, is a US Citizen sold her house in Washington DC some 8 years ago and had no other address in the US as she is a UK resident but has a US passport. How would it affect her status? We do travel back to the US to see family from time to time. Be interested in your reply.

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          • Hi John, I don’t know how you renewed your DL last year, but in order to obtain a REAL ID you must show up in person at a DMV with all of the documents we’ve listed above. Renewing online isn’t a sufficient method. Also, you have to “opt in” as regular licenses are still offered at the DMVs.

            That being said, a REAL ID is NOT required. You are still able to continue traveling (domestically as well as internationally) with your passport (as well as the other TSA-approved documents listed above).

            I’m not sure what you mean when you say “affect her status”, but the REAL ID act makes no changes to passport requirements, so nothing will have changed for her in this regard.

            Hope this helps!

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        73. 上海频道 Patricia McCormick上海频道 August 24, 2019

          Hello,
          The only document left without my married name is my passport. My maiden name is now part of my middle name. If I show my passport with my maiden name and my Driver’s License with both my maiden name and my married last name, would that be enough? My passport is good for 5 more years and to change my last name I would have to pay the fee as if I wanted to renew my passport. I would rather change my last name on my passport when it expires. Name, Maiden Name, Married last name =Driver’s License vs Name, Maiden name = Passport. Is that enough for them to know it’s me or would they give me a difficult time?

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        74. Lorie Buchanan上海频道 August 25, 2019

          I got my Washington State Real ID Enhanced License back in June 2019 but it does not have the gold or black star on it. It does however have a gold tree at the bottom and an America Flag thru the lower right edge of my picture. It was mentioned in the article that Washington was one of the states that seem to be a little different. Is my new “Real ID” actually legitimate?

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        75. Michele Hill上海频道 August 27, 2019

          The TSA website lists Global Entry, Nexus, Sentri, Fast and TSA PreCheck as trusted traveler programs, but it is not clear if the TSA pre check can be used instead of the REAL ID for flying domestically.
          Thanks for the great info!
          Additional question – we live in California. My 85 y/o Mother no longer drives but has a current ID card. Does that ID card need to be updated to the Real ID card? She is rather frail and a trip to DMV can prove difficult.
          Thanks again.

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          • Hi Michele, you don’t receive a physical card when you get TSA PreCheck, so having this isn’t a substitute for the TSA-approved documents listed in the article. All of the other Trusted Traveler Programs provide cards, so these other options are good to use flying domestically.

            For your second question, we have a graphic above “Do I Need a REAL ID?” to decide if a REAL ID is good for you or not, so be sure to check this out. From what you’ve described though, it doesn’t seem like your mother needs to go through the process to update her ID to a REAL ID.

            Thanks for reading!

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        76. Michele Hill上海频道 August 27, 2019

          Me again, referring to my last question about my 85-year-old Mother. If she does not have a Real ID as of October 2020, and no passport or other ID, how does she get on a flight?

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          • Hi Michele, unfortunately, she will need to obtain either a Real ID, passport, or another form of federal identification (for example, a NEXUS or SENTRI card).

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        77. d henderson上海频道 August 28, 2019

          I have made two trips to my DMV. I have a passport and have gone through all the TSA precheck requirements that request the same documentation along with fingerprinting and background check. The first time at the DMV, I took all my documentation and was told I needed my Social Security Card. So I took that with me the second time. However, i used to carry my SS card and it was in pretty bad shape so I laminated it. They will not accept a laminated card and I was told to go to the SS office and request a new one. So more time and paperwork. However, my sister just happens to have a star on her license, but doesn’t know why or how as it is just there. Apparently when she last renewed her license. But she did not have to provide any additional information. As well, the same thing with my daughter. I have yet to have anyone explain to me how this can happen. If I need all this information to prove I am safe to travel, why did some people just get a star on their license without providing any additional information?

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          • Hi d, you didn’t mention which state you or your family members are from, but there are certain states (like Hawaii, Ohio, Tennessee, and Utah) that issued licenses with a star, but they may or may not be REAL IDs. In addition, some states (like New Jersey and California) are having to go back and request additional documentation from people that were mistakenly given REAL IDs without all the requirements being met.

            In short, since each state handles its own license process, it’s not always a straight-forward answer. Hope this helps!

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        78. Jo-Ann上海频道 August 29, 2019

          I have Real ID from a state I don’t reside in anymore and would like to get an Enhanced ID from my current state. I read that you can only have one Real ID. Does that mean that I will have to stick with the Real ID from the previous state I lived in until it expires, or would I simply turn in the Real ID when I go to the DMV. Or can I keep both forms of ID?

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        79. Hedsue上海频道 August 31, 2019

          Hi,
          I have a friend who just renewed her CA state ID online last June 2019 and
          got her renewed CA state ID last July 2019 to expire on July 2027. On her card shows as a “senior citizen card” and with “federal limits apply” .
          She is planning to fly in Sept 2019 to New York and back. Can she used this non-compliant ID to travel to New York next month without any hassle?
          She is now aware of the Real ID and plans to go to the DMV after her New York travel. Thanks.

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        80. DJ上海频道 September 6, 2019

          Do you happen to know if either Georgia or South Carolina requires fingerprints in order to obtain a secure ID? Thanks!

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        81. Sheila上海频道 September 9, 2019

          I live in Virginia. I pay all my bills online, so I do not have any paper bills. Can I print my most current Dominion power bill as proof of residency?

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        82. Ana上海频道 September 14, 2019

          Hello. I am traveling in October 2019 to Washington DC. I don’t have converted my license to a REAL ID yet. Can I still use my regular license to travel? Thank you.

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        83. Debi M.上海频道 September 15, 2019

          Great, thorough information in an easy to understand format. Thanks so much!

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          • Hi Debi, thanks so much for the kind words. Glad that this article was useful to you!

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          • Hope Sparkes上海频道 September 18, 2019

            Ok this REAL ID is hard for people like me who have to jump through hoops to get an ID. Now we can’t get an ID without a birth certificate and we can’t get birth certificate with out an ID. I have an ID that is outdated but it has my picture. I brought I copy of my lease where I was living and I had a third party who could vouch who I was. I can’t ask my adopted mom because she’s deceased and my adopted father won’t talk to me. So I can’t renew my ID to get a birth certificate. I was born in NJ but my ID is from PA. Does anyone have any idea to help me please? I’m out of ideas of what to do.

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        84. Brenda G Evers上海频道 September 15, 2019

          My license expires in Aug. 2020. Can I go and renew early to get the star in the corner? If not now when can I go renew?

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        85. Douglas上海频道 September 16, 2019

          I’m assuming my retired Military ID card meets the requirements for this?
          Thank you.

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        86. Ann上海频道 September 19, 2019

          Hi, I am a foreigner with green card in N.C. and got my Real ID. I would like to make anyone with a green card aware that the expiration date on your Green Card also determines the expiration date of your Real ID. Meaning if your green cards expiration date is 9 month from time of application then your Real IDs expiration will also be 9 month from that date and you would have to renew your Real ID at that time. So get your green card renewed before applying for a Real ID if at all possible.

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        87. MELISSA TRAN上海频道 September 20, 2019

          I’m a US citizen and am taking a trip to Mexico. I was wondering if I could use the real ID to go and come back.

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        88. Rena上海频道 September 27, 2019

          We live in Wisconsin and my husband was told by the DMV that he can’t get a Real ID because he spent a month in jail for a DWI. Why is that?

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        89. Randy p.上海频道 上海频道 September 27, 2019

          Hi Christy,
          My wife lost her ID recently and we can’t find her birth cert. She doesn’t have a passport, but she needs to get a new license soon, before her birth state would be able to process her replacement birth cert. Do you know if there are any other documents that would be able to be used in place of the birth cert and passport? She’s a teacher at a public school would any of her employment documents be sufficient in place of the birth cert since she’s a state employee? Thanks in advance for your response.
          – Randy

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          • Hi Randy, I will say that an official birth certificate or passport is usually required for US citizens to get a REAL ID. The employment authorization card that is referenced in our article as another form of “proof of identity” is a document that is provided to authorize an non-citizen to work in the U.S. This isn’t typically given to US citizens.

            Another option would be for her to get a replacement regular ID (not a REAL ID), get her birth certificate, and then apply for a REAL ID later down the road. (This seems like a lot of steps though!)

            Ultimately, we aren’t the DMV, so can’t say with absolute certainty. We’d definitely recommend contacting your local DMV (with the links above) for them to give you the best advice for your wife.

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        90. Ted Miller上海频道 September 30, 2019

          This sucks. My current license is no good, but a green card is? Welcome to second class citizen status, folks.

          Correct me if I’m wrong, but you don’t even really need a picture ID to get this. People wake up. This will make things EASIER for the bad guys, not harder.

          Meanwhile, I can’t even get a straight answer about how much this will cost.
          Searched just lead me back to the same useless FAQ. I even went down to the DMV and spoke with them there. Still no answer.

          Our government is making more money on birth certificates and passports using tactics like this, as they did when security requirements were tightened to include birth certificates for passports. Did it solve things? If it did, we shouldn’t need this, and if it didn’t, then why are we just repeating what proved to be a failure?

          Money. It’s all about revenue. Put a scare into people and they will jump through any hoop. Politicians know this. It’s their bread and butter.

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        91. Charlie上海频道 October 1, 2019

          One of the main reasons NOT to get a Real ID is if you value your privacy. This should be discussed. Remember, in order to get a Real ID you must provide you SSN card and birth certificate. These documents are scanned into your State’s system and copies are kept on file. Then your Read ID is available by other DMVs to access over a nationwide network. This is nothing short of a national ID card and exposes you to identity theft. THAT’s a good reason not to get a Real ID.

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          • Hi Charlie, we aren’t associated with TSA or DHS, but according to their website “REAL ID does not create a federal database of driver license information. Each jurisdiction continues to issue its own unique license, maintains its own records, and controls who gets access to those records and under what circumstances. The purpose of REAL ID is to make our identity documents more consistent and secure.”

            This is consistent with the fact that Real IDs aren’t transferable between states. You must go in person to obtain a new Real ID if you move. Thanks for reading!

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        92. Joe上海频道 October 7, 2019

          Hi, when I got my SS card 50 years ago I put down a middle name even though I don’t have one. My birth certificate only has first & last name. When banks run my ss# it shows a middle name. I went to SS to fix this & they said they don’t use a middle name so its not a problem to them. Will this cause a problem when applying for real id?

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        93. Gregory Welch上海频道 October 22, 2019

          OK , So I have a CDL and have been checked out TOTALLY , Do I still have to TOTALLY upgrade even farther?

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          • Greg,

            I’m not sure what you’re asking. Can you clarify? What does it mean to be checked out totally in this context? How about totally upgrade even further? Thanks.

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        94. Tom Clancey上海频道 October 26, 2019

          I carry a European Passport and live between there and the US. I expect that I can use my EU passport to travel within the US right. They can’t discriminate against me with it?

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        95. Renee上海频道 October 31, 2019

          Can you clarify why the Real ID is not sufficient enough to cross back over from Mexico, when the docs you need to show proof of residency are a specific requirement to even obtain the REAL ID. I have to show my BC to get the Real ID, AND take a copy with me to cross over? I live in a border town and this is just plain infuriating. Why in the hockey puck isn’t this recognized to walk back and forth across when you have to show the SAME documents to border patrol that you have to show the DMV to obtain the very card that supposed to eliminate that?

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        96. Margo上海频道 November 8, 2019

          My Texas drivers license is already REAL ID compliant and I just need to have it renewed. Do I still need to provide my birth certificate?

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        97. Steven上海频道 November 12, 2019

          Thank you for the article! I do have a question, though. Once it’s October 1, 2020, do you know if individual states will be able to continue issuing their own state-issued, non-compliant IDs as an option? I only ask because I’m personally not interested in a REAL-ID and want to make sure it’s not mandatory a few or more years down the road after 2020. Thank you!

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          • Hi Steven,

            For tan exact answer to that, it would be best to contact your local DMV or Department of Transportation office.

            Thanks for reading!

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        98. I was wondering if I could still fly internationally after the REAL ID Act, if the name on my passport is different than the one on my REAL ID?
          (I have the name I go by as middle name on my passport due to the process error few years ago)

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          • Hi D,

            That should not be an issue on international flights as long as the name on your ticket and the name on your passport match.

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        99. Mary Files上海频道 November 21, 2019

          My mother is 94. She has dementia. I am her POA. She got a notice for Real ID documentation. Her birth certificate is a typed index card with the wrong date. It was never corrected. I am trying to get a new birth certificate, and am trying to locate her Mother’s Family Bible. I have found my mother listed on a 1930 Census.

          Does my mother need a Real ID? She will not be using an airplane. She no longer drives.

          Thank you for any information.

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          • Hi Mary,

            Your mother will not be required to have a REAL ID. The #1 reason most are obtaining one is so that they can fly (domestically) with just their state ID, instead of a passport. Since your mother does not fly, then it will not be necessary.

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        100. Stacy M Williams上海频道 November 22, 2019

          What exactly are examples of secure federal facilities other than military bases and nuclear power facilities? I’ve been researching and can’t seem to find any other examples.

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          • Hi Stacy,

            According to the DHS, REAL ID enforcement will only occur at around 217 Federal buildings with Federal Security Levels of 3, 4 or 5. Federal buildings where no ID checks currently occur — like museums, benefits offices, and government hospitals — will not be among those covered by the increased enforcement.

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        101. 上海频道 Rich C.上海频道 November 25, 2019

          I just renewed my Oregon drivers license and they don’t expire for 7yrs. Will I have to pay full price for this Real ID?
          Thanks, Rich

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        102. Joanie Pine上海频道 November 28, 2019

          We have a strange scenario. We are retiring to Florida in the new year. We will be staying with friends until we buy or build a home. Our driver’s licenses will expire during that time. We will not have utility, mortgage, lease, employment proof. Will we be able to obtain a real ID driver’s license there? My husband’s father has stage IV cancer and we might need to fly to see him.

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        103. jo ann weber上海频道 November 29, 2019

          I never fly, can I just get a regular ID, or do I need it if I get called for jury duty to get into a courthouse?

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        104. Debra Petersen上海频道 December 4, 2019

          Ok, I’m due to have my licenses renewed in December. If I get a standard license now or by December, will I have to pay all over again in Oct the next year to get the real ID?
          I would do it now, but I live in NY and have since I was 14. However, I was born in NJ and I have to order a new Birth Certificate as I can not find mine for a few years now.
          I’m just wondering if I’m going to have to double pay since NY renewal is every 8 years.

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        105. Andrew上海频道 December 9, 2019

          I recently obtained a new state drivers license, but did not get the enhanced ID. In the top corner it states ‘Federal Limits Apply’ which my previous ID did not. Will I still be able to fly domestically until October 2020?

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        106. bert上海频道 December 13, 2019

          If a person has a standard ID and then later needs to go to a Federal building will they be allowed in? I don’t see how one can’t be allowed to go into a building ran by the gov’t that that person paid for through taxes.
          Could there be a situation where a person is requested to come to an IRS office in a Federal building and the person tells the IRS “agent” nope, I can’t come to visit you because I have no Real ID. What’s the outcome? If we are given a choice then there is no way a person could be forced to get one to go to the IRS office.

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        107. SYLVANIA SHOOLA上海频道 December 15, 2019

          I have a lifetime ID from Illinois, but I travel a lot. Do I need to get the Real ID or passport?

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        108. Sarah上海频道 December 15, 2019

          I’m part of an address confidentiality program (ACP) and am allowed to use a PO Box for a regular license (not REAL ID or Enhanced ID) because I am a domestic violence victim.

          Would I be allowed to apply for a REAL ID using the PO BOX? The application asks for proof of address. I see this being a big security issue.

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        109. Jason上海频道 December 23, 2019

          I have an old warrant from 1998. Can I still get a Real ID?

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        110. Jelon上海频道 January 3, 2020

          Hello,

          Quick question. When applying for a REAL ID, does it also count as a drivers license? Or do I need a separate driver license card in addition to the REAL ID?

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        111. Gigglér上海频道 January 4, 2020

          Just went through a 4 week hassle of transitioning my VA car registration over to MD and getting a MD REAL ID License.

          My question is this. This article says it’s OPTIONAL, yet when I went and didn’t have a birth certificate they turned me away. I came back with a birth certificate but only had 1 proof of residency and they turned me away.

          Finally went back a 3rd time and paid $72 for a REAL ID.

          If REAL IDs are optional why was I put through this riggamaroll? It seems REAL IDs are default where I went and the only option presented.

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        112. Lisa上海频道 January 6, 2020

          I need to fly to Tennessee next week! I don’t have a REAL ID. Can I still fly with just my drivers license up till October 1, 2020?

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        113. Michael Crawford上海频道 January 9, 2020

          So, with what seems to be a great amount of revenue that will be generated with this new requirement, how about comparing what the cost will be to process versus what “Extra Monies” the various states will have to spend as they like. Almost seems like yet another tax being forced upon us with no explanation as to what the surplus money will be spent on.

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        114. Mister上海频道 January 9, 2020

          I’m only commenting, and my apologies for wasting anyone’s time if this has been mentioned and is redundant information, but I work for an online travel management company. It is amazing to me how many change requests on airline tickets we receive weekly because of name, identification and required information needed to walk aboard an aircraft in the United States seems so alien to some. It is imperative when you are making travel arrangements that if you are not familiar with the airline and TSA requirements, today, either study up well before making purchases, or seek a local travel agent.

          Domestic travel is not as stringent around 1 character or middle names being incorrect or missing, but if travel is international from the United States, just because everyone in your family calls your husband by a nickname, “Dick”, last name Smith, his legal name as it reads on his identification, Richard Lewis Smith III is what the name on his airline ticket must read. Just because you call your wife Rosie, but her real name is Betty Marie Collier on her driver’s license or passport, she will be calling you her own chosen names when you are unable to board the flight to Paris you’ve promised her, but failed to follow guidelines when you purchased the surprise airline tickets.

          If you are unaware, the TSA knows you are coming before you arrive at the airport. If the name provided when you bought your airline tickets is not what you show on your required ID when you arrive at the airport, especially for international travel, you probably won’t be taking the flight you had initially booked…and unless you have deep pockets, nor will you be departing on the day you intended. Airlines are forgiving on name changes outside of the date of travel, some only for minor name changes (1 character misspelled or left off), but some charge for changing a name…$25, $50, etc.
          If you find an error in the name on your airline ticket, contact whomever you paid to book the flight and issue the ticket (airline, travel agency, etc.) and they need to provide information to you on getting the name corrected well before your date of departure to match the form of identification you will have in your possession n when the TSA representative holds their gloved hand out to compare your ID to what the airline ticket shows as your name.

          When you were Roseland Perez Stuart the day you receive this new driver’s license, and that’s the name on your passport, you are legally Roseland Perez Stuart the day you purchase your airline ticket to Barcelona.

          Just use your head. We’re talking security, national security. “Sweet Pea”, or “Honey Bun”, might not be taking a scheduled flight on her honeymoon.

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        115. kelly weaver上海频道 January 14, 2020

          Since the name on my birth certificate is different than my current name, I know I have to show some sort of documentation showing the name change, unfortunately I was married over 30 years ago and divorced 10 years ago, and retained my married name, and no longer have these documents, do I need to get a copy of my divorce decree or my marriage license? and if so how do I go about doing that. I reside in and was married in California.

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        116. Ada上海频道 January 21, 2020

          How long after I apply for a Real ID, should I receive it in California?

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        117. Dan Proesch上海频道 January 21, 2020

          I’m finding online references that the Real ID and Real ID compliant Drivers license’s is automatically required to send our pictures to the Federal Facial Recognition Database. Some may find that helpful. Personally, if it is the case I will never get one. Can you verify this?

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          • Hi Dan – we can’t verify this as we aren’t associated with the Department of Homeland Security, who is responsible for implementing the REAL ID Act. We are Upgraded Points, a website dedicated to providing in-depth articles, like this one explaining REAL IDs.

            We can direct you to the REAL ID FAQs by the DHS where they note “REAL ID does not create a federal database of driver license information. Each jurisdiction continues to issue its own unique license, maintains its own records, and controls who gets access to those records and under what circumstances. The purpose of REAL ID is to make our identity documents more consistent and secure.”

            Hope this helps.

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        118. Jane上海频道 January 22, 2020

          I would like an answer to the question please.

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        119. Lynn上海频道 January 26, 2020

          My Alaska DL is expiring soon and so will need to renew. Will licenses automatically renew as REAL IDs going forward or do I have to specify that I want a Real ID instead of a regular DL?

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        120. Kris上海频道 January 28, 2020

          I am flying to Orlando in June 2020, do I need a real ID?

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        121. Beth Johnson上海频道 February 7, 2020

          In your article you listed Tennessee as a state that doesn’t have a star on the REAL ID, that is incorrect.
          Tennesssee in fact does have a star on the new REAL ID, thank you.

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        122. Ellen上海频道 February 19, 2020

          My license was renewed in 2015 and expire in 2021. Why was I not given a real ID when I renewed my license since the law was passed in 2005? So I was given a fake ID. Why should I have to pay to get a real ID?

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          • Hi Ellen,

            You are not required to get a REAL ID if you choose not to. It is only required for those who want to travel domestically via airplane, who don’t already have a U.S. Passport.

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        123. Annette上海频道 February 28, 2020

          Hi,

          What if my driver’s license expires March 2021 but I need the Travel ID by Oct 2020?

          Do I have to go back next year and take a written exam and pay again for the renewal?

          Thank you for any info.

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        124. Dawn上海频道 March 3, 2020

          Hi Christy,

          Thank you for taking the time to write the informative article and answer everyone’s questions. I live in FL and DO NOT want a real ID. I have called the DMV and they have never heard on a non-real ID. They just said they only issue Real ID drivers licenses. I then called the state who said they have never heard of a non-real id and their manager said they have never heard of a non-real id. I then contacted the TSA who knew exactly what a non-real id was but said they have no jurisdiction over what states do. Do you have any information or direction of who I can speak to regarding getting a non-real ID drivers license or a law stating I cannot be forced into getting this? Thanks!

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        125. Steven Mauro上海频道 March 5, 2020

          Hi Christy,
          My Mother In Law is in FL, she can no longer drive, is almost blind and wheelchair bound so her license expired 10 years ago. The only ID she has is her Florida State Issued ID and her passport. We are trying to have her come visit in Pennsylvania around May. What exactly will she need in order to be able to board the plane? and if the info on her passport and the state ID do not exactly match which info do I list which info do I give when I purchase her ticket?

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        126. Michelle上海频道 March 10, 2020

          Hi, I got my state REAL ID before I applied for a driver’s license. When I got my DL-ID, it’s not a real ID compliant. Can I also have my DL to be REAL ID-compliant?

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        127. Kodee上海频道 April 19, 2020

          I was curious, is one able to obtain a Real ID if they are on Parole or Probation?

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        128. Marlloris Martinez上海频道 June 6, 2020

          I just went and got a replacement Driver License on Tuesday, June 2nd, and received it on June 5th in the mail. This time I decide to get the Real ID Driver License with the STAR on it. My only problem is they issued it for one year and it expires already next year. I’m not sure if upgrading my driver’s license was a mistake and now I have to go every to renew it and pay $30.00 again.

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        129. fernanda santoyo上海频道 June 10, 2020

          What about people who aren’t born in the USA?
          And don’t have access to get a REAL ID but have a passport not from USA?

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          • Hello Fernanda. A passport, as mentioned in the article, is an acceptable form of ID. “Starting October 1, 2021, every state and territory resident will need to present a REAL ID-compliant license/ID or another acceptable form of identification (like a passport or passport card) for accessing federal facilities — including boarding commercial aircraft.”

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        130. Joe K.上海频道 June 24, 2020

          Great Forum you have going here!

          I have a Calif. “Real ID” Driver’s license and own a house here. I also own a house in Hawaii. I want to get a Hawaii Real ID “STATE” ID (not Driver’s License) and make that my primary residence but keep my Calif. DRIVER’s license since I go back and forth. I don’t want a REAL ID from Calif, but only from Hawaii. Is that ok? And do I turn in my current Calif. REAL ID Driver’s license in to Hawaii?

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