6. Where can I get my Real ID?
Go to your state DMV. Be aware, however, that some states will be issuing only a Real ID-compliant identification card, not a driver’s license. In those states, you’ll need your driver’s license plus the Real ID-compliant identification card when traveling domestically.
To apply for the Real ID, you must appear in person at a DMV office and bring several DMV-accepted documents that verify your identity, U.S. legal residence or citizenship status, and current address. Find more specific information for your state:
7. Will every member of my family need a Real ID?
Only adults, ages 18 and up, will require a Real ID to board a domestic flight. Some airlines do require specific identification for minors, such as a certified birth certificate, in situations where there is no fare or it is discounted.
The rules for international flights haven’t changed: Passports are always required for both minors and adults.
8. What else besides air travel will require a Real ID?
Real ID will be required for everyone visiting a military base, nuclear facility or federal building that requires identification beginning October 1, 2020.
You will not need a Real ID to:
- Vote or register to vote
- Apply for or receive federal benefits
- Operate a motor vehicle
- Access health- or life-preserving services (including hospitals and clinics)
- Participate in law enforcement proceedings