Maybe. It depends on your state and whether the driver’s license you’re issued is in compliance with the REAL ID Act, which since 2005 has been a federal standard for photo identification.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has once again extended the REAL ID full enforcement date to May 7, 2025, due to lingering circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
January 22, 2018 MAY 7, 2025, ALL domestic air travelers will need a REAL ID compliant driver’s license. Domestic air travelers from states that are not compliant and have NOT been granted an extension will need to show an “alternate form of acceptable identification“, of which one is a Passport (book or card), if they DO NOT HAVE a “RealID” compliant driver’s license.
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- Here’s a great explanation of the REAL ID Act:
- And from Homeland Security, some FAQs about REAL ID and travel:
- Here’s where you can check to see if your state issued driver’s license is compliant with REAL ID:
(Scroll down and click on your state on the map for specific information)