Have a REAL ID? You'll need it to board a plane in 2020

Posted at 3:12 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 16:57:26-04

Do you have a REAL ID? You'll need one if you plan on boarding a plane in 2020.

Starting Oct. 1, 2020, all residents of U.S. states and territories will need an enhanced driver’s license or a REAL ID compatible driver’s license to board a flight, enter federal buildings or military bases.

Officials recommend that travelers upgrade driver's licenses to a REAL ID or enhanced license before the deadline.

REAL ID driver's licenses cost $35, and ID cards cost $30, and people may board a flight and enter the U.S. coming from Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean with an enhanced ID.

A star is located in the upper right hand corner on REAL IDs. This is an indication that the license meets federal regulations. A U.S. flag is located at the bottom of an enhanced driver's license.

People have the option to upgrade to a REAL ID if their license does not have the star in the upper right hand corner. Some other forms of ID such as a valid passport, federal government PIV card or U.S. military ID will be accepted.

To get a REAL ID, residents will need to visit their local department or bureau of motor vehicles office in person and bring documents that prove they are citizen of the U.S.

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