The REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for driver’s licenses. The act also prohibits federal agencies from accepting driver’s licenses and identification cards which are not compliant for certain purposes, including boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft.
In order to fly domestically, passengers must have a REAL ID compliant driver’s license by May 7, 2025. Passengers may also use a TSA approved alternative form of identification, such as a passport. The full list of TSA accepted documents can be found on the TSA website.
Individual states may have differing procedures regarding how to upgrade your driver’s license. Please use the resources below to learn more about obtaining your REAL ID.