Do you have the "REAL" ID?
The North Carolina DMV has begun to offer a form of identification that satisfies a new federal ID requirement for boarding planes, entering federal buildings, military bases and nuclear facilities.
The "real" ID works and looks like a normal driver’s license but has a gold star in the upper right-hand corner. The star indicates that you’ve met the ID standards spelled out in the federal REAL ID Act.
To get a REAL ID, an applicant has to provide documents that show who they are, where they were born, where they live and that they have a Social Security number. The documents that meet the requirements to prove these things include:
-a birth certificate
-a valid U.S. passport or immigration documents
-a Social Security card
The federal government will begin requiring REAL ID for air travel. It was also be required to access other federal facilities such as military bases beginning on Oct. 1st, 2020. Those without a state-issued ID (with the gold star) would still be able to board a plane. However it would require a driver’s license and another form of identification, such as a passport.
Licenses that do not meet the requirements will include the words “Not for Federal Identification.”