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TRAVEL ID DEADLINE: What you need to know as the date approaches

Posted at 11:20 AM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2020-03-02 21:42:58-05

PHOENIX — The federally imposed travel ID deadline is quickly approaching! So, what do you need to do before October 1, 2020 so your travel plans aren’t interrupted?

What you need to know:

Federally imposed deadline: October 1, 2020

The TSA will now advise all passengers passing through airport security checkpoints that it’s important to consider getting a travel ID in order to meet upcoming requirements.

“This is a significant step for the TSA,” said MVD Director Eric Jorgensen. “It’s important for the flying public to be aware of these new ID requirements. While those requirements are a federal mandate, licenses and IDs are issued by the state, and we encourage all Arizona motorists to strongly consider getting the Travel ID. It’s the simplest way to ensure you have the proper ID needed to pass through airport security starting on October 1, 2020.”

In order to get a license or ID, customers need to bring three forms of documentation, including:

  • Proof of ID such as a birth certificate or valid U.S. Passport
  • Proof of Social Security number, such as a Social Security card
  • Two documents proving Arizona residency such as a utility bill, rental statement or similar items

Where to go:

The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division offers the federally compliant Travel ID at all MVD locations statewide. It’s also available at Authorized Third Party providers that offer license and ID services.

For a full list of acceptable documents and for more general information about the requirements for the Travel ID, click here.