SALEM — Beginning October 1 2020, travelers who are flying will need federally acceptable identification to do so — such as a passport, military ID, driver license or ID card that complies with the Real ID Act.
Your standard Oregon driver’s license or ID card is not compliant with the Real ID Act. Do you need a different driver license or ID card? Here’s what you need to know about the Real ID Act in Oregon.
- You may, or may not, need to change your Oregon driver license or ID card; view this short video to learn the most important things you should know about this upcoming program.
- If you have a valid passport, you’re good to go. You can use that to fly – now and in the future! If you don’t have one, or it’s out of date, consider getting one or updating it now so you’re ready to fly beginning in October, 2020.
- Even though your standard Oregon Driver license or ID card is not compliant with the Real ID Act, you can still use it to board planes before October 1, 2020.
- Real ID is optional in Oregon. Find out if you want one when your license expires at Oregon.gov/realid.
- Oregon’s Department of Transportation has a simple tool that can help you decide if you need a different driver license or ID card come Oct. 1, 2020.