Got a gold star on your license? You’ll need one to fly, starting next year

in Florida News & Events


Have you heard of a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license?

You’ll need to make sure you’re familiar with the term and that you have one in your wallet, if you plan on traveling commercially any time after Oct. 1, 2020.

Just look for the star, as shown in the photo above.

The new rule applies to every traveler who is 18 years or older, starting in the fall of next year.

“REAL ID-compliant cards are generally marked with a star located in the upper portion of the card,” the Transportation Security Administration said on its website. “If you’re not sure, contact your state driver’s license agency on how to obtain (one).”