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Old 06-23-2010, 09:43 AM
 
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I have not updated my physical copy of my driver's license to reflect my new address. The license expires in 2013 and shows my photo and birthdate but the address is not valid. Does TSA check addresses against the license? To get an updated license may take too long at this point. My flight is in early July. The TSA website says nothing about address having to be updated.
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:03 AM
 
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They look at your name and picture only. Your ticket doesn't have any address info on it.
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:15 AM
 
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The address on your DL does not have to be the current addess, but the address in the DMV computer must match your correct address. The only time this is an issue if you've been flagged for security or there is some other need to verify your address.
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:11 AM
 
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You can use a passport which doesn't even have an address on it.

Your address is 0% of the "check".
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:19 PM
 
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Thanks folks.
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:18 PM
 
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Does your license let you write the new address on the back? If so, just do that in case anyone actually asks.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:41 PM
 
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Does your license let you write the new address on the back? If so, just do that in case anyone actually asks.
No.
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:44 AM
 
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TSA employees are by and large illiterate, so no worries about the state of the address on your driver's license. They don't have the ability to check 50 state addresses, and as another poster wrote, a US passport has no address.

Be grateful that TSA will be busy sending a grandma in a wheelchair for secondary screening, or forcing a child to take off his leg braces and crawl through the metal detector, despite the protests of his parents.
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Old 06-24-2010, 07:45 AM
 
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TSA employees are by and large illiterate, so no worries about the state of the address on your driver's license. They don't have the ability to check 50 state addresses, and as another poster wrote, a US passport has no address.

Be grateful that TSA will be busy sending a grandma in a wheelchair for secondary screening, or forcing a child to take off his leg braces and crawl through the metal detector, despite the protests of his parents.
I am thankful I only fly about once every four years. I'd take Amtrak instead if I had the time and the money.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:21 AM
 
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It's not very rigid, as I get thru and half the time my name doesn't even match exactly. My company schedules my business travel and they use the nickname they know me as, but my drivers license has the official one.

Sure anyone would know it's a nickname for it, but it's good that it ain't a show stopped in the TSA line.
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