Travelers with Missouri driver’s licenses and ID cards will be able to use their current cards through July 2019 to board airplanes, according to a recent extension on REAL ID-compliant licenses that was given to the state. As of August 1, 2019, Missouri citizens will be expected to present a REAL ID for travel and official purposes. Previously, this change was set to begin as of January 1, 2019.
Those with a Missouri-issued driver’s license will be able to apply for a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license beginning in March 2019, and it is recommended that you do so for ease of travel. Passports and military IDs may be used in place of a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, for those who may be unable to acquire one by August 2019.
Missourians, click here to learn more.
If you’re not a Missouri resident, visit the map here to learn about where your home state falls when it comes to REAL ID-compliance. From there, you can read more about acceptable forms of ID if your state is not compliant, and if an extension was granted.