Nine states drivers license are not valid ID for domestic flights

Drivers Licenses from nine states will not be valid ID for domestic flights starting in 2018, entering federal buildings, military bases, or nuclear power plants. People from Kentucky, Maine, MIssouri, Minnesota, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Washington will need some other forms of identification such as military ID, passports and or permanent resident card to pass through TSA security checkpoints starting in January 2018. The driver’s licenses from these states do not meet the federal government’s minimum security standards.

 

The secondary forms of ID accepted by Homeland Security are: U.S. passport, U.S. passport card, DHS trusted traveler cards, U.S. military ID, Permanent resident card, Border crossing card, DHS designated enhanced driver’s license, Airline or airport-issued ID (if issued under a TSA approved security plan, Federally recognized, tribal-issued photo ID,  HSPD-12 PIV card, Foreign government-issued passport, Canadian provincial driver’s license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada card, transportation worker identification credential driver’s license, U,S, Citizenship and Immigration Services Employment Authorization Card (I-766), U.S. Merchant Mariner Credential.

 

The state must verify every identification applicant’s application, put anti-counterfeit technology in the production of the card, and conduct background checks on those who issue driver’s licenses.

 

You can find out what your need to apply for a passport online at travel.state.gov or go to any acceptance facility or post office to apply. You cannot apply for a passport online at this time.