PHOENIX (FOX 10) - If you're a frequent air traveler, listen up. Beginning in October 2020, Arizonans will be required to show federal identification to board a flight.
"On October 1, 2020, the TSA is going to have more rigorous identification requirements for people that want to go through the checkpoints at the airports," said Doug Nick with the MVD.
You'll need to have a federal ID to get through security. It's not mandatory, but if you want to fly, even domestically, you'll have to show your passport beginning in October.
If you want to leave your passport at home, you can get a new driver's license from the MVD that's federally accepted.
"With the travel ID, it would be your driver's license, it replaces your current license, it has a gold star on the right-hand corner to show you've gone through the various requirements to show your ID," said Nick.
In order to get one of the new travel ID licenses, you have to make an appointment at the MVD or stop into a third party location.
You do have to prove your identity with other forms of ID as well as proof of Arizona residency in order to get the new license. It will also cost you $25.
The MVD is spreading the word now to prevent any hiccups when the changes roll around next year.
"If you don't have the appropriate federally accepted identification, you're going to get delayed at the airport and we don't want to see that happen to anyone," said Nick.
For more information on the new travel IDs from the MVD, visit their website here.