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REAL ID Newsroom

Apr 19

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published a request for information in the Federal Register seeking information about security standards and technologies concerning mobile driver’s licenses. Responses to the request for information will support future DHS/TSA rulemaking to update the REAL ID Act implementing regulation to accommodate mobile driver’s licenses.

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Are you REAL ID ready?

On October 1, 2021, U.S. travelers must be REAL ID compliant to board domestic 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 to make a plan with your local DMV to be REAL ID ready.

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Be REAL ID Ready!

Deadline: October 1, 2021

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