We want you to know about the upcoming changes to domestic air travel as part of the Real ID Act!
The Real ID Act requires all state-issued identification documents (IDs) to meet a set of minimum security standards. IDs that do not meet these minimum security standards won’t be accepted for federal purposes, including as ID for boarding domestic flights. Your state’s IDs might not meet these minimum security standards. Check your state’s status.
You should also check with your state about how to get a REAL ID-compliant identification card, like an enhanced driver’s license, if they offer one.
The U.S. passport book and U.S. passport card are both accepted as ID for domestic flights.
You may not have heard about the U.S. passport card before. The passport card cannot be used for international air travel, but it is still a great ID to have in your wallet.
It’s easy! You can apply for a passport card the same way as you apply for a passport book. Just check the box “Both” at the top of Form DS-11 or Form DS-82. If you just want a passport card, you can check the “Card” box at the top of your form. Use our Form Finder to get started.