Real ID’s are a federally-mandated upgrade of your driver’s license. This mandate is part of a national security update of identity documents and will affect everyone in the United States who travels by airplane.
In short, if you travel by air, the Transportation Security Administration will begin enforcing these new ID requirements or alternatively you’ll be required to show your passport.
Each state has a different deadline, but most states will begin enforcing these requirements in 2020.
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