Homeland Security sets 2018 deadline for accepting old drivers licenses at airports

The Department of Homeland Security announced today that US fliers in select states and territories may use drivers licenses that do not meet newer federal security standards at TSA checkpoints until January 22nd, 2018. After that deadline passes, airline passengers will need an alternative identification document like a passport if they don't have a drivers license that is compliant with the Real ID Act. The law, passed by Congress in 2005, enacted regulations designed to prevent counterfeit ID cards in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but getting states to start complying has taken more than a decade. So far 23 states and US territories have complied with Real ID standards, while 27 states and territories have been... Continue reading…

Homeland Security sets 2018 deadline for accepting old drivers licenses at airports

The Department of Homeland Security announced today that US fliers in select states and territories may use drivers licenses that do not meet newer federal security standards at TSA ...

Fri 8 Jan 16 from The Verge

Next week, five states' IDs will stop working in federal facilities

TSA will start requiring "Real ID" for air travelers in 2018.

Fri 8 Jan 16 from Arstechnica

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