My wife just renewed her MN driver’s license that should have been good for four years but now she will have to go back in less than two years because the state did not tell her to bring documents to get a Real ID that will be required to fly starting October 1, 2020.
Go to the state website and get the list of items you need to bring to get the Real ID driver’s license that will be accepted at the airport to fly.
From the State of MN website….
What is REAL ID?
Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards. The Act refers to federal anti-terrorism laws and regulations that control access to the following:
The Act prohibits federal agencies like the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from accepting cards for official purposes from states that do not meet minimum security standards.
Do I need a REAL ID to travel on domestic flights?
Minnesotans will be able to use their standard driver’s license or identification cards for federal purposes until Oct. 1, 2020. After that date, a REAL ID-compliant license or identification card or another acceptable form of identification will be required to board a domestic flight or enter a federal facility. Those include:
Minnesota began issuing REAL ID-compliant licenses on Oct. 1, 2018.
The full list of items you need can be found at the website but this will give you a feel for what to bring:
A person must provide the following in person when applying:
You must provide original documents or documents certified by the agency that issued them. Laminated documents will not be accepted. Digital documents shown on your phone or other electronic device will also not be accepted.
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