Real ID to Take effect on October 1, 2010 – Don’t Wait to Avoid the Rush

By | November 9, 2019

Real IDBeginning 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.