Pristine Agency has found the implementation of the REAL ID Act is one of the changes made to airport security, the company said.
As a means to set certain standards for identification, the 9/11 Commission implemented the REAL ID Act. Anyone flying domestically will be required to have either a passport or a Real ID-compliant driver´s license starting January 22, 2018. The commission is encouraging states to comply with stricter standards before issuing driver´s licenses.
The REAL ID Act requires applicants provide proof of legal residence and date of birth to get a secure driver´s license. Some states, like Illinois, do not require a birth certificate when applying for a driver´s license. According to the new standards, that conflicts with the Federal REAL ID Act of 2005.
The new standards will be rolled out on a timetable to educate the public and give the states time to comply with the changes. In July 2016 the TSA will begin educating the public through web-based advisories and coordinating with airport personnel.
Starting January 22, 2018, the new standard will go into effect and airline passengers must show a REAL ID unless they have been granted an extension. They will still need to show a TSA-approved form of identification, such as a passport or passport card, global entry card, US military ID, airline or airport-issued ID, federally recognized tribal-issued photo ID. By October 1, 2020 all travelers must have the required REAL ID identification in order to board a domestic flight.
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