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REAL ID Newsroom

Jan 15

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has begun a new nationwide public awareness campaign, “Be Your REAL ID Self” to promote awareness of the REAL ID requirements and encourage the public to act before the October 1, 2021 full enforcement deadline.

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Are you REAL ID ready?

On October 1, 2021, U.S. travelers must be REAL ID compliant to board domestics flights and access certain federal facilities.

Find out if you’re REAL ID ready with our interactive tool!


  • Are you planning to fly domestically or visit a Federal facility after October 01, 2021?
  • Yes / Don't Know
    • Does your Drivers License / ID have a star (and/or flag) or say "Enhanced"?
    • Yes
      • You're REAL ID ready! You will need this ID to board domestic flights and may need this or another acceptable form of identification to visit Federal facilities

    • No
      • Do you have a passport?
      • Yes
        • A passport is an acceptable form of identification and may be used in lieu of a REAL ID Drivers License or ID to board domestic flights and visit Federal facilities.

      • No
        • Click here to see if you have one of these acceptable forms of identification that may also be used to board domestic flights and visit Federal facilities (link will open in a new window). Do you have one of these?
        • Yes
          • These alternate forms of identification may be used in lieu of a REAL ID Drivers License or ID at the airport to board domestic flights and when visiting Federal facilities.
        • No
          • You're not REAL ID ready! Important: if you want to board domestic flights or visit Federal facilities beginning October 1, 2021 you must have a REAL ID or another acceptable form of identification. Click on your state or territory in the map below to visit your local DMV to learn more.

  • No


Map out your path to REAL ID readiness by October 1, 2021.


Click on your home state or territory below to make an appointment with your local DMV.

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Be REAL ID Ready!

Deadline: October 1, 2021

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