Real Headaches Over U.S. Federal ID Requirements

[UPDATE, Feb 3, 2017: We published new information related to this article here.]

[UPDATE, Jan. 11, 2016: As of Jan. 22, 2018, travelers from states not complying with Real ID requirements for drivers licenses must use alternative identification acceptable to the Transportation Security Administration. That is, unless their state is working under an approved extension. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, there will be no exceptions from Oct. 1, 2020, 15 years after the law passed. The currently noncompliant states . . .

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Author: David Jonas

David Jonas in 2006 co-founded business media firm ProMedia.travel after ten years as a journalist with Business Travel News. David rejoined BTN in 2010 as executive editor when its parent company acquired ProMedia, and in 2014 co-created The Company Dime. David has a bachelor's degree in communications from Cornell University.