What is Real ID?
February 1, 2020
Written By Karin Haugrud
It is an identification card that meets minimum standards for proof of identity and residency set forth by the Department of Homeland Security and bears a gold star in the corner. For many people, it will be a driver’s license that meets the extra requirements; people without driver’s licenses can get state ID cards that comply with the Real ID requirements. A Real ID can be used for boarding domestic flights and entering military bases and other federal buildings.
Travelers without a Real ID will need a passport, passport card or Enhanced ID to board a domes...