The deadline for you to get your REAL I.D. is October 1, 2020.  According to the United States Government's Homeland Security website, here's what to expect as of October 1 regarding REAL? I.D.s

Federal agencies, including DHS and TSA, may only accept state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards as identification for purposes of accessing federal facilities - including TSA airport security checkpoints - if the license or card was issued by a REAL ID-compliant state in accordance with the REAL ID security standards (meaning the license or card must include the REAL ID-compliant star marking).  Enhanced Driver’s Licenses (EDL) issued by Washington, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, and Vermont are considered acceptable alternatives to REAL ID-compliant cards and will also be accepted for official REAL ID purposes.  Most EDLs do not contain the star marking and this is acceptable.

According to, despite the deadline, a group representing airports (The Airports Council International-North America) has asked for a delay, citing serious problems regarding TSA operations relative to the new REAL I.D. requirements in order for passengers to board a plane.

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