You may have heard a lot of chatter about the changes to driver’s license in the US. If you are planning on flying on or after January 22, 2018, you need to make sure you understand the new requirements and that you meet them. Travel Insured International, the preferred travel protection provider of DWB Vacations, has a great article explaining the changes. Some states have already adopted the changes while others have not.
But how do you know if your state is compliant or not for REAL ID?
You can easily go to the Homeland Security website and check. As long as your state is listed as complaint, your license is acceptable until October 1, 2020. If your state is not complaint, you need to have a secondary form of identification like a passport in order to fly.
How do I get a passport??
- 1) print the application (not sure which form? try the form wizard)
- 2) collect the needed documents
- 3) have your picture taken
- 4) pay the fees
- 5) submit it!