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Starting this year on October 1, 2021 new requirements go into effect that will change what you need to pass through airport security for flights within the U.S. The Transportation Security Administration will require all air travelers to have a form of ID that complies with the Federal Real ID Act. A standard Oregon Driver License or ID card is not compliant, and Oregonians are encouraged to use an alternate form of ID like a passport or passport card. Your standard driver license and ID card will continue to be valid for all other purposes they are today like driving or proof of identity. If you have an Oregon Real ID, indicated by a black star in the corner of your card, then you have what you need to travel in 2021.
Oregon DMV began issuing compliant cards on July 6, 2020, and does not expect to be able to meet the demand from the public before October. If you have plans to fly shortly after October 2021, it is important to plan ahead and use an alternate form of ID if possible. You will still be able to use these common types of alternate identification to fly after October 1, 2021:
- U.S. Passport or Passport Card
- Foreign Government-Issued Passport
- U.S. Military ID
- Permanent Resident Card
- Federally Recognized Tribal Photo ID
You can learn more about Real ID in Oregon, and determine if you already have what you need, by visiting www.Oregon.gov/RealID.