REAL ID Act

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Starting on Jan. 22, 2018, passengers flying on commercial aircraft will need to have driver’s licenses compliant with the REAL ID Act or an alternative form of acceptable identification. This regulation will affect travel to the USGC meeting in Houston.

The REAL ID Act, enforced by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), was passed following recommendations by the 9/11 Commission to set standards for secure driver’s licenses and identification documents. The REAL ID Act prohibits federal agencies from accepting, for certain purposes, driver’s licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet the Act’s minimum standards.

Find out more about the REAL ID Act and if your state is affected here