Question: Can You Use A Real ID As A Driver’S License?

Why was real ID created?

The law outlined the minimum security standards for state-issued driver licenses and identification cards following the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

REAL ID was initially designed to keep U.S.

citizens from holding multiple licenses, social security numbers and to allow government officials to check immigration standing..

What is Real ID and why do I need it?

What is the real ID card? A real ID is a form of identification that meets increased security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards. Travelers will be required to provide either a real ID or another TSA-approved form of identification in order to fly after October 1, 2021.

Can you get a real ID online?

The best time to apply for your REAL ID is when your driver license is up for renewal. The DMV encourages you to apply within 60 days of your expiration date and to make an appointment up to 90 days in advance. Make sure to fill out your application in advance online at eDLapp.dmv.ca.gov.

Does a passport count as a real ID?

You’ll need a REAL ID at minimum for domestic travel come October 2021, and your passport can work in place of a REAL ID for domestic travel—but a valid passport will still be required for international travel. So whether you have a REAL ID or not, a passport will always get you through airport security.

What states require real ids?

Michigan, Vermont, Minnesota, and New York states issue REAL ID and state-issued enhanced driver’s licenses, both of which are acceptable. Washington state issues enhanced driver’s licenses only. State-issued enhanced driver’s licenses are marked with a flag.

What does the Real ID license look like?

In general, REAL ID compliant cards are marked with a star at the top of the card. These include gold and black stars, star cutouts in gold and black circles and even a star cutout within a gold grizzly bear; examples of what these look like can be found here.

What is the difference between a driver’s license and a real ID?

The difference between a Real ID and a standard driver’s license is an added security stamp on the Real ID, which is designed to prevent tampering or duplication. Some states use a radio frequency identification chip like the kind used in credit cards, pets and passports.

Do I really need the real ID?

Come fall 2020, every U.S. air traveler will be required to present a Real ID-compliant license, or another acceptable form of identification such as a U.S. passport, to board a domestic flight. The change, the last phase of implementation of the federal law known as the Real ID Act, goes into effect Oct. 1, 2020.

What happens if you don’t get real ID?

By October 2021, if you don’t have a Real ID, passport or trusted traveler program card (such as Global Entry), you will not be able to fly. … This is serious: If you don’t present a Real ID, valid passport, or trusted traveler program card, such as Global Entry or Nexus, you will not be allowed to fly.

What do I need to bring to the DMV for real ID?

A: In order to apply for a REAL ID driver license or ID card, you must visit a DMV field office and submit federally required ID documents such as a U.S. passport, passport card, an original or certified copy of a birth certificate, also proof of social security number on a W-2, or paystub.

What is the benefit of the real ID?

REAL ID is mainly for security and you can continue to use an existing license for voting purposes, applying or receiving Federal benefits, being licensed to drive, or accessing health services.

What Is a Real ID driver’s license?

The REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s minimum standards.

Can I use my real ID as a driver’s license?

A REAL ID is a driver license or identification card that is also a federally accepted form of identification. It can be used to board a domestic flight within the U.S. and enter secure federal facilities, such as military bases, federal courthouses, and other secure federal locations.

What is the point of real ID?

Each jurisdiction continues to issue its own unique license, maintains its own records, and controls who gets access to those records and under what circumstances. The purpose of REAL ID is to make our identity documents more consistent and secure.