TSA is currently accepting all driver's licenses and identification from states that are compliant, or have an extension from DHS.
US citizens do not currently need a passport for domestic flights. While most people present a state-issued driver's license or a military ID, the Transportation Security Administration lists several acceptable forms of identification.
Ohio's Real ID
Ohio driver licenses and identification (ID) cards issued prior to July 2, 2018, will not be accepted by the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) after October 1, 2021. Consider renewing early if you want to have a driver license or identification card that is federally compliant.
The REAL ID act will only come into effect in May 2023; this means that until then, you don't need a REAL ID to fly to Hawaii in 2022.
Starting May 3, 2023, every traveler will need to present a REAL ID-compliant license or an acceptable form of identification to fly within the U.S. Passengers who do not present an acceptable form of identification will not be permitted through the security checkpoint.
If you are flying to Hawai'i within the United States, you only need a valid government photo ID.
The strengthened federal requirements standardize the process of issuing driver's licenses and identification cards throughout the country to prevent identity theft and fraud. Federally compliant cards include a number of enhanced security features and are marked with a black star in the righthand corner.
REAL ID-compliant licenses are marked by a star on the top of the card. Michigan, Vermont, Minnesota, and New York states issue REAL ID and state-issued enhanced driver's licenses, both of which are acceptable. State-issued enhanced driver's licenses do not have a star on the top of the card.
As of February 2021, there are no states that require passports from U.S. citizens to fly domestically. Your airline or the TSA should never ask you to present a valid passport. Of course, you can always carry it with you for additional identification in case you lose your other forms of ID.
Can I use my birth certificate to fly domestically? You cannot use your birth certificate as a primary document when flying domestically. However, there is one situation when it may be used as supporting evidence, and that is if your original identification was lost or stolen.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) accepts the passport card as ID for domestic flights. Use the passport card when entering the United States at land-border crossings and sea ports-of-entry from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. Do not use it for international air travel.
A REAL ID is a driver's license or identification card that is also a federally accepted form of identification. It can be used to board a domestic flight within the U.S. and enter secure federal facilities, such as military bases, federal courthouses, and other secure federal locations.
Enhanced Drivers Licenses (EDLs) are state-issued enhanced drivers licenses that provide proof of identity and U.S. citizenship. They are issued in a secure process, and include technology that makes travel easier.
EDLs are available to U.S. citizens who reside in the states of Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Vermont, and Washington.
Q: Can I use my REAL ID card to cross the border into Canada and Mexico and for international travel? No. REAL ID cards cannot be used for border crossings into Canada, Mexico or other international travel.
You'll need to bring a few additional documents with you to the BMV to renew an expiring card or get a new one. You can choose from several document types to satisfy the three requirements: Legal name, date of birth and proof of residence; Social Security Number; and address.
Requirements include documents that show the driver's full legal name, date of birth, proof of U.S. citizenship, Social Security number and two proofs of Ohio residency. The BMV explains the process, including a checklist of acceptable documents, at Bmv.ohio.gov/NEWDL-ID/.
Back in July of 2018, Ohio started issuing the REAL ID, which can generally be identified by a star in the upper right-hand corner of the ID. In an effort to make sure state licenses are legitimate the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) has also changed the documents you need to get the REAL ID.
American Citizens Do Not Need Passports
You can use your driver's license or state-issued ID card as long as it is up-to-date and has your current address on it.
Domestic travel consists of travel to any destination within the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, and all United States possessions, territories, and entities with free association status. United States possessions and territories include: American Samoa.
are birth certificates valid? Hi! Only ID's with photo is valid. You may use any government issued ID with photo as your valid ID upon check in.