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If you’ve flown recently, you’ve most likely noticed the signs for REAL ID. REAL ID will soon be required for domestic flights and federal buildings, and it’s important to know what this ID is, how to obtain it, and why you need it. Continue reading to learn more, and if you’d like to apply for your REAL ID, schedule an appointment at MVD Express Montana today.
Many states, including Montana, have started implementing REAL ID as a new form of identification to help prevent fraud. REAL ID comes from the REAL ID Act, which established minimum security standards for licenses. A phased enforcement plan for the REAL ID has been rolling out since 2013, and this new license is an important part of national security. REAL ID requires more documentation than current licenses and will help the federal government ensure license consistency across states.
If you already have a Montana license, you may be asking yourself, do I need a REAL ID card? By May 3, 2023, you will be required to have a REAL ID in order to fly or to enter federal facilities. While you have some time before you need this ID card, there are benefits to getting it sooner. The REAL ID has better security and ensures that you are who you say you are.
In order to get a REAL ID, you’ll need specific documents to prove both your identity and your residency in Montana. There are several different documents you’ll need, and you can find the full list here. In general, you’ll need documents that prove the following:
If you wish to fly domestically, you’ll need to present a REAL ID at the TSA airport security checkpoints. All states are issuing REAL ID cards, and the goal is full compliance by the May 3, 2023 deadline.
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