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You May Need a Passport For Domestic Flights in 2019

Real ID Act Passport Requirements 2019

Updated 1/7/19

Do you need a passport for domestic flights? The answer to that question has always been “no,” but thanks to the Real ID Act, that’s about to change.

Moving forward, your driver’s license may not cut it at the airport. Read on to find out why and what you need to do.

What is the Real ID Act?

In 2005, Congress passed the Real ID Act.

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US Passports Vs Enhanced Driver’s Licenses

US travel document requirements have changed for Americans traveling to Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean by land or sea.  US passports were previously only required for air travel to these countries-people traveling by land or sea could simply use their driver’s licenses and birth certificates (or other proof of citizenship).

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New Passport Requirements  for 2016: Know Before You Go 

Did you know there are new passport requirements for 2016? The new year has arrived, and so have new travel requirements that could leave you stranded. Read on to learn more about these new passport rules and keep your travel plans on track:

New Passport Requirements for 2016: No More Adding Pages

Frequent travelers, take notice.

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New Mexico Residents May Need a US Passport to Fly Domestically

Will New Mexico residents need a US passport for domestic flights?  New Mexico residents are scurrying to get passports before the January 15, 2013 Real ID Act deadline.

After that date, there is a distinct possibility that New Mexico driver’s licenses will no longer be acceptable identification for domestic flights.

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