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All passengers 18 years of age and older must show valid identification at authorized checkpoints in order to travel.
Any driver’s license or state photo identity card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent) are permissible. Weapons permits and temporary driver’s licenses are not acceptable forms of identification.
For information regarding the REAL ID Act, please click here.
Current U.S. passports and U.S. passport cards will be accepted at checkpoints
Alternative forms of acceptable identification
Starting May 7, 2025, all air travelers 18 years of age and older will be required to carry a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another form of acceptable ID to fly within the U.S. REAL ID-compliant cards will usually have a star marking in the upper portion of the card. For questions, please contact your local driver’s license branch on how to obtain a REAL ID compliant card. These new cards are the law. Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act aims to set standards for the insurance of sources of identification.
Please note: TSA does not require children under the age of 18 to provide identification when traveling with a companion within the U.S. Reach out to your airline for any further questions about specific ID requirements for a traveler under 18. If you have misplaced or left your ID at home, you may still be able to fly. TSA officers may ask you to complete a test to verify your identification. This could include collecting information like your name, address and other personal information to confirm your identity. If your identity cannot be confirmed, you will not be allowed to enter the security checkpoint. We recommend that you arrive at least two hours before your flight time.