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Will your license fly? Arizona Travel ID deadline just around the corner


Next year might feel like a long way away, but it’ll be here quickly.

Join the 1.65 million Arizonans who have already upgraded to the Arizona Travel ID.

Now, we do understand this might seem a bit … repetitive. This date has changed before.

Please understand that this is a federal program and the implementation has been affected, like so much else, by the events of the past two years.

But when the time finally comes, you want to be prepared because without a federally-approved ID, you won’t be able to fly commercially or get into federal buildings.

Beginning May 3, 2023, you will need a federally-compliant credential — like the Arizona Travel ID — to get past TSA checkpoints at airports for domestic flights.

This credential is distinguished by a gold star in the upper right corner and is available to Arizona residents as a driver license or identification card.

Don’t get grounded, go to AZTravelID.com today to update your ID before the deadline.

You can also walk into an MVD office for this service, but we suggest scheduling an appointment and that can be done online at azmvdnow.gov.

Even if you haven’t activated your AZ MVD NOW account, you can still schedule a Travel ID appointment.

Because the Arizona Travel ID is compliant with the federal standards, you will need to provide extra documentation like a birth certificate, social security number and proof of Arizona residency.

More information, and a full list of qualifying documents are available at azdot.gov/TravelID.

Editor's note:  Bill Lamoreaux is assistant communications director for customer outreach at the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicles Division.