Americans had until Oct. 1, 2020, to get their new ID card but amid a national emergency, the Department of Homeland Security has moved the enforcement deadline to Oct. 1, 2021.
An estimated 181 million Americans still do not have a compliant state ID that will allow them through TSA, into government buildings, or military bases. So what is the REAL ID? Doug Nick with the Arizona Department of Transportation explains as he actually goes through the process himself of obtaining his new REAL ID.
We are one week into October, which means there is less than a year before a big change comes to the way you travel by air.
After the last phase of the REAL ID-Act goes into effect, beginning Oct. 1, 2020, tens of millions of Americans could be prevented from boarding airplanes because they do not have the proper identification, causing a significant impact on the U.S. economy.
In a little over a year, there will be a big change when you head to the airport. Your Arizona driver's license will no longer be valid identification to board your flight unless you've updated it.
Just in the nick of time, lawmakers passed a bill approving changes to get Arizona Driver's Licenses up to speed.