Beginning January 2016 TSA will be requiring either a passport or Real ID to board flights, whether domestic or international. As of now, less than half of the states have the Real ID system, although many have applied for an extension.
Having been through airport evacuations TWICE, I appreciate this inconvenience. While it will be a bit more expensive to fly, it will make it more difficult for someone to “fake” their way through TSA and onto a plane.
Want to know if your state is up to date with the Real ID system?
So far, these are the 5 states that are not in compliance.
- New Mexico
These Four states’ have applied for extensions & are waiting to hear if they are granted
- New Jersey
- South Carolina
These 19 states have extensions through October
- New Hampshire
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
These states already have the REAL ID system built into their license
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
This post has been updated!