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TSA reminding passengers to get REAL ID before October 2020

Posted at 7:08 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 19:08:16-04

CLEVELAND — Do you have a REAL ID? You'll need one if you plan on boarding a plane in 2020.

TSA officials are beginning to verbally advise travelers who present non-compliant licenses of the enforcement date.

Beginning October 1, 2020, each traveler must present a REAL ID driver's license in order to fly within the United States.

Officials recommend that travelers upgrade driver's licenses to a REAL ID or enhanced license before the deadline.

REAL ID driver's licenses cost $35, and ID cards cost $30, and people may board a flight and enter the U.S. coming from Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean with an enhanced ID.

A star is located in the upper right hand corner on REAL IDs. This is an indication that the license meets federal regulations. A U.S. flag is located at the bottom of an enhanced driver's license.

To get a REAL ID, residents will need to visit their local department or bureau of motor vehicles office in person and bring documents that prove they are citizen of the U.S.

To upgrade your standard ID to a real ID, you will need to bring documentation the proves the following:

  • Date of Birth
  • Full legal name
  • Social Security Number
  • 2 - Proofs of Ohio Residency
  • Proof of Legal Presence
  • Proof of Name Change

For more information on what you need in Ohio, click here.

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