You might miss your flight without a passport according to TSA's new rule

Jan 23 2020, 12:30 pm

This fall, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), will require a new type of identification from passengers in order to allow them to board a commercial aircraft, according to a press release.

Starting October 1, 2020, traveler identification must be compliant with the Real ID Act.

Current Oregon driver licenses are not compliant with this legislation, and you will be denied entry if you try to board an aircraft using your current driver’s license from October onwards.

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The Oregon DMV will begin offering a Real ID option on July 6, 2020, according to the release.

If you don’t have a compliant form of identification at the airport, TSA will put you through an alternate identity verification process that could take an hour or more.

It is recommended getting a new passport card as an alternative to a Real ID option, since the cost of getting a new passport card is roughly equal to that of getting a replacement license – and you can apply now at one of over 76 acceptance sites across Oregon.

To find out more about Real ID, visit the website here.