Quick Answer: What’S The Point Of The Real ID?

Does Real ID qualify for TSA PreCheck?

Are TSA PreCheck™ passengers subject to REAL ID requirements.

Yes.

Even if you have TSA PreCheck®, you’ll still need a REAL ID or other acceptable form of ID starting Oct.

1, 2021..

Is Real ID the same as TSA PreCheck?

Unlike Global Entry and TSA PreCheck, it’s not a program that you can enroll in. Real ID refers to a law that was passed after 9/11 to address security concerns with photo IDs and establish uniform standards, but there’s been a fair amount of pushback from those who consider this government overreach.

Can I use a passport card instead of a real ID?

The passport card cannot be used for international air travel. Real ID: Passport books and cards are alternatives to a state-issued ID.

Is a US passport a valid form of ID?

The U.S. passport book and U.S. passport card are both accepted by TSA as ID for domestic flights. You may not have heard about the U.S. passport card before. The passport card cannot be used for international air travel, but it is still a great ID to have in your wallet.

How much does a real ID cost in California?

The DMV has posted a list of documents that Real ID applicants may use. The cost is the same as for a regular California driver’s license, $35. The cost is $30 for state ID cards.

What is the benefit of having a real ID?

The Real ID-compliant driver’s license can be used to board a commercial aircraft, enter federal facilities or bases, as proof of your identity and U.S. citizenship. These concerns are ever-present in areas where borders are frequently crossed illegally into the United States.

Do I really need the real ID?

Come fall 2020, every U.S. air traveler will be required to present a Real ID-compliant license, or another acceptable form of identification such as a U.S. passport, to board a domestic flight. The change, the last phase of implementation of the federal law known as the Real ID Act, goes into effect Oct. 1, 2020.

Why get a real ID if you have a passport?

You’ll need a REAL ID at minimum for domestic travel come October 2021, and your passport can work in place of a REAL ID for domestic travel—but a valid passport will still be required for international travel. So whether you have a REAL ID or not, a passport will always get you through airport security.

Can you fly if you don’t have a real ID?

Travelers, even those with TSA PreCheck, won’t be allowed to board a flight without a Real ID or an equivalent form of documentation like a passport or military ID. After the deadline, if a person shows up with only a regular driver’s license, TSA won’t allow them to board.

Can my wife go through TSA PreCheck with me?

Currently, spouses and other travel companions that don’t have TSA PreCheck credentials might be able to use TSA PreCheck if somebody in their travel party has TSA PreCheck. … You can also continue breezing through TSA PreCheck if you currently have Global Entry or NEXUS.

Is a passport card worth it?

If you want to visit faraway lands, this isn’t a good option. PRO: At just $30 per renewal every 10 years, Passport Cards are a fraction of the cost of the $110 required to renew Passport Books. This is especially appealing when traveling with kids, whose cards only cost $15 to renew.