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Old 03-20-2019, 05:51 AM
 
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For domestic air travel, to enter federal buildings and other requirements either a passport, "RealID" drivers license, or a passport card will suffice.


It all comes down to how often one flies (or plans to), and or enters federal property (ditto).


Some would just not rather bother carrying around their passport, and just want something easier to roll with, hence getting a RealID drivers license. Since sooner or later anyone with a DL will have to renew the thing, might as well get it over with again *if* one's lifestyle requires.


Bottom line is the law requires some sort of valid ID that proves one's citizenship status, and one is who one says one is supposed to be. Due to the requirements of RealID DL it meets that standard.


If you rarely if ever take domestic flights, then stick with a regular DL and use your passport for the times when needed if that is what works for you.

I was once boarding a Domestic flight from Atlanta. My Driving License was not valid and I forgot to bring Passport. I showed them my University Student ID, also the credit card with which I purchased my Air Ticket and I was asked to just swipe it, and I was allowed to board.



This happned way back in 2005.



Is that still possible nowadays ??
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:15 AM
 
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I was once boarding a Domestic flight from Atlanta. My Driving License was not valid and I forgot to bring Passport. I showed them my University Student ID, also the credit card with which I purchased my Air Ticket and I was asked to just swipe it, and I was allowed to board.

This happned way back in 2005.

Is that still possible nowadays ??
It is possible to get through security if you don't have your DL or passport (for example if your identification is stolen while on vacation), but it means likely being subjected to additional screening and questioning. I would allow significant additional time to get through the process, and being super polite to the TSA agents.
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Old 03-21-2019, 05:39 PM
 
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Secure federal facilities and military installations.

Which basically means any and all federal buildings since post 9/11/01 they (like many other office or whatever buildings) have tightened up security.


So while you don't need a "real ID" to enter the post office, you will need something off that list to enter a federal court and so forth.


https://www.uspto.gov/page/new-rules...spto-buildings


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_ID_Act
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Old 03-24-2019, 03:46 AM
 
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State dependent.

At the moment my State's 'enhanced DL' is only conditionally valid for TSA / Real ID.

I recommend Nexus (Canadian version of Global Entry, available to USA residents, less expensive than USA Global Entry. )
Nexus is a PITA to get in my zip codes. I’d have to drive for two+ hours from my Vermont ski place to Derby Vermont to get to the nearest place that does the interview. They’re only open on Tuesday and Thursday. That and Calais Maine are the only places in New England. My sister lives in Vancouver and has it.

Global Entry is a 20 minute drive from my girlfriend’s place.
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