All United States residents must have a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or ID card to board domestic flights by Oct. 1 2020.
The Transportation Security Administration will also accept another form of identification that meets federal requirements, such as a valid U.S. passport or passport card.
Applications for the REAL ID card opened in Missouri on March 25. Find a list of acceptable documents needed to apply for a REAL ID here.
Missouri residents can still board flights with the current state driver’s license and ID card until the law goes into effect in October of next year.
The Department of Revenue estimates processing and mailing time is typically 10 to 15 days for a REAL ID and recommends applying by Sept. 1, 2020 if you need to fly in October to allow time for delivery.
A REAL ID-compliant driver license or ID is not required to drive, vote or register to vote, according to the Department of Revenue.
Federal facilities including military bases, federal courthouses and nuclear power plants will also require a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, ID card or another form of federally accepted identification to enter.
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