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Deadline to obtain REAL ID extended to May 2023 in Arizona, US

Apr 28, 2021, 4:15 AM
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PHOENIX — Arizonans will now have more time to get the Arizona Travel ID that will be required to pass through security checkpoints for domestic travel.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday it is extending the deadline for REAL ID enforcement from Oct. 1, 2021, to May 3, 2023.

The Arizona Travel ID requires more documentation than a standard driver’s license to meet federal REAL ID security requirements.

Beginning in May 2023, it will be required to board a plane, enter restricted federal buildings or access military bases and will serve as a driver’s license. REAL IDs are distinguishable by a small star embedded on the upper right hand corner.

The ID cards are issued by the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division. Applicants must apply in person and will be asked to provide their Social Security number, proof of identity and proof of Arizona residency.

Appointments can be made online. The ID costs $25 and will expire after eight years.

Arizonans are not required to obtain the travel ID and could opt to use a passport as a form of identification to get through airport security instead of a driver’s license.

According to ADOT, 1.2 million Arizonans already have the ID.

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Deadline to obtain REAL ID extended to May 2023 in Arizona, US