The deadline for domestic airline travelers to need a federally compliant form of identification is coming up in six months.
Arizona Department of Transportation officials said the best time to obtain the ID may be in November and December when Motor Vehicle Division offices typically see less traffic.
Beginning May 3, domestic airline passengers will need a federally compliant credential ID to get past TSA airport checkpoints.
“For most people, the main reason to get the Arizona Travel ID is because it will make travel easier,” ADOT officials said in a release.
“Without the Arizona Travel ID or other form of federally compliant identification such as a valid U.S. Passport, fliers risk missing an airline flight because the standard driver license will not be accepted at TSA checkpoints.”
The acceptable ID is distinguished by a star in the upper right corner and is available to Arizona residents as a driver license or identification card, according to ADOT.
Because the Arizona Travel ID is compliant with federal standards, appropriate documentation is required, including:
For more: azdot.gov/TravelID