July “Tips From Tats” – REAL ID Deadline Extended

As travel starts to pick up again, we’d like to remind everyone that the enforcement of deadline of REAL ID has been extended one year to October 1, 2021.

Every air traveler 18 years and older will require a REAL ID compliant identification card to fly within the United States.

What is REAL ID?

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver’s licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards.

REAL ID compliant licenses are generally marked with a star located in the upper portion of the card. Remember, “without the star you won’t get far!”

How do I get a REAL ID?

Visit your state’s driver’s licensing agency website to find out exactly what documentation is required to obtain a REAL ID.  At a minimum, you must provide documentation showing:  1) Full Legal Name; 2) Date of Birth; 3) Social Security Number; 4) Two Proofs of Address of Principal Residence; and 5) Lawful Status.

Learn more on the TSA Website.