Beginning Oct. 1, 20, the federally mandated REAL ID law will go into effect, and if you travel by air, this law will impact you. REAL ID is the post-9/11 federal requirement that sets higher security standards for identification.
Once in effect, a REAL ID will be required to board any U.S. flight or enter certain federal facilities, and standard state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards will no longer be acceptable.
A REAL ID can be a U.S. Passport or an Enhanced Driver’s License, or you can convert your standard driver’s license into a REAL ID at the Secretary of State’s office. To learn more about the law and what documents you need to bring to get a REAL ID, visit Michigan.gov/REALID.