You may need to show your passport when flying domestically, beginning on January 22 when the REAL ID law takes affect. On that date, 24 states’ state-issued ID’s will no longer be accepted at any airport in America.
The REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005 aims to “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver’s licenses.” Those who carry state-issued ID’s from states that are listed as non-compliant must fly with a Federally-issued ID, like a passport beginning in January.
To find out if you you live in a state that is not DHS compliant and will need to use your passport, view the DHS compliance map here. If your state is compliant, you can continue to fly domestically with your state-issued ID.
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