Is an enhanced driver's license or state ID acceptable for domestic air travel?

Yes, your enhanced driver’s license is acceptable for domestic air travel. Under the federal REAL ID law, Michigan residents must show a REAL ID-compliant document when flying in the United States beginning Oct. 1, 2020. Your enhanced driver’s license or ID card meets the federal REAL ID standards and may be used when flying domestically.

Michigan also issues another type of driver’s license and state ID that is REAL ID compliant. These licenses and IDs are identified by a gold circle with a star printed in the upper right-hand corner. While these REAL ID licenses and ID cards are accepted for flying domestically, they cannot be used to enter the United States by land or sea when returning from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or the Caribbean. For that, you’ll need an enhanced license or ID card.

After Oct. 1, 2020, if you do not have an enhanced license or state ID, or a REAL ID license or ID (with the gold circle and star), you will have to present another form of accepted document when flying in the United States, such as a valid U.S. passport or passport card. The Transportation Security Administration website at www.tsa.gov has a complete list of all accepted REAL ID documents.

 

 

 

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