REAL ID

Check to see if you State ID is compliant for domestic travel

Published Tuesday, November 7, 2017

REAL ID October 19, 2018

As of October 10, 2018, 37 states, territories, and the District of Columbia have been determined by DHS as compliant with all REAL ID requirements.  The other 19 jurisdictions are noncompliant, but have been granted a temporary extension from enforcement.  Extensions are granted at the discretion of Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen who is committed to enforcing the REAL ID law and regulation according to the planned enforcement schedule.  For this extension cycle, DHS has issued limited compliance extensions for only the amount of time that states or territories need to both begin issuing REAL IDs and to complete the DHS compliance review. 

Learn about REAL ID at www.dhs.gov/real-id.

Air travelers with identification (ID) that does not meet the REAL ID Act requirements or whose state does not have an extension  must present an alternate form of ID in order to board a domestic flight. The U.S. passport book and U.S. passport card are both Real ID compliant and can be used for domestic air travel.   Ohio is compliant with the REAL ID Act.   Check to see if you state ID is compliant.