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nopeda
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January 30, 2018 12:34 am  

I've had no problem getting through airport security with my current valid GA driver's license for years but today learned we can no longer get through with a valid driver's license that doesn't have a gold star on it which was never an issue before. At this point in time it's within 150 days of when the license will expire so I "should be" able to renew it, but it takes 2 weeks from the time you renew until you actually receive the new license and my date to fly is in only 10 days. Don't they take your old license when you renew, leaving you with no photo id? Would that not make it impossible to get through security? Could it possibly be better to not renew since there isn't enough time to actually receive the new license, and take the old still valid!!! license and birth certificate and social security card and work id with a photo on it and check stub with the last four digits of my social and...??? Or is there any other way of still possibly going on the flight? And getting back again also??? Paid for tickets to fly out of ATL to BOS 2/10/18, then back from BOS to ATL 2/14/18

Thank you for any help with this terrible situation!!!
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satman40
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January 30, 2018 2:34 am  

https://dds.georgia.gov/new-license-faqs

My state does not take my old license when I renew, I think they print you a new one while you are there,

I seem to remember my license close to expiring or expired, and received a new one the same day,

I would stand in line early tomorrow, at the local DL Branch..and explain your situation..maybe they will expedite it for you for a fee,,

You can also go to a nearby state and get a DL, maybe quicker,

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mattsteg
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January 30, 2018 5:31 am  

https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

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January 30, 2018 12:10 pm  

satman40, post: 2808801, member: 141424 wrote: https://dds.georgia.gov/new-license-faqs

In VA I renewed via mail and at that point my license was flipped from the old style to the new secure style. So there is a chance that a renewal via mail in GA will do the switch.

In VA I still had/have my old license but also was giving a paper temporary license that I printed myself. I feel it would be good to travel with both just incase the TSA knows the old license has been replaced.

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misman
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January 30, 2018 12:18 pm  

From [USER=5563]@mattsteg[/USER] 's link:

In the event you arrive at the airport without valid identification, because it is lost or at home, you may still be allowed to fly. The TSA officer may ask you to complete an identity verification process which includes collecting information such as your name, current address, and other personal information to confirm your identity. If your identity is confirmed, you will be allowed to enter the screening checkpoint. You may be subject to additional screening, to include a patdown and screening of carry-on property.

You will not be allowed to enter the security checkpoint if your identity cannot be confirmed, you chose to not provide proper identification or you decline to cooperate with the identity verification process.

TSA recommends that you arrive at least two hours in advance of your flight time.

You'll have to submit to the full search, but there have been stories of people using Costco cards that satisfies the requirement. Personally, I always use my passport... even for domestic trips. I just find it more convenient and secure.

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January 30, 2018 1:33 pm  

In TX the last time my license was up for renewal I was able to renew online. New license, with old photo, was mailed to me. However, when I go through security I always use my global entry card as ID. I thought it was funny when one TSA agent at a smaller airport (I'm thinking it was PWM but may be wrong) asked if I didn't have a driver's license to use as ID.


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nopeda
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January 30, 2018 5:17 pm  

I called the license office and there's (so she said) no way to speed things up and get a new license or any other form of picture id in less than 2 weeks. But, after much searching and cussing I ran into things like the following suggesting there has been an extension and a valid non Real ID GA license is acceptable until 2020. If anyone feels that's an incorrect interpretation please let me know. If you feel that it's correct then please share it if anyone else comes crying around here about the same issue. And thank you people for your help!!!

If travelers live in a Real ID compliant state but hold a noncompliant license, they will be able to use the noncompliant license as ID until Oct. 1, 2020.
http://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Government/TSA-grants-states-extension-to-meet-Real-ID-requirements

If you haven’t yet received your state's REAL ID compliant driver’s license — the new higher-security ID that will be required to board domestic flights — you probably won't need to worry about it for a while: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has pushed the official deadline for enforcement from Jan. 22, 2018, to Oct. 1, 2020, for the 27 states that already have them available; other states have been granted extensions.
https://travel.aarp.org/articles-tips/articles/info-2018/real-id-license-fd.html

This means that if you have a driver’s license from one of the yellow-colored non-compliant states on the DHS website, your license could only be good for air travel through October 11, 2018. If you live in a green-colored compliant state, you have until Oct 2020 to be sure you have a compliant ID.
http://travelskills.com/tag/tsa/

27 states, as well as the District of Columbia, already are compliant; people in those states can use their old IDs until Oct. 1, 2020, or can use their new Real IDs as they’re issued.
http://www.businesstravelnews.com/Transportation/Air/Handful-of-Real-ID-Extensions-Pend-Prior-to-Upcoming-TSA-Deadline

Update 12/28/17: The TSA has reached out to clarify that only IDs issued by compliant states can be used until 2020. IDs issued by states with extensions are valid until October 11, 2018.
https://thepointsguy.com/2017/12/tsa-accepting-all-drivers-licenses/


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February 1, 2018 4:37 pm  

I find it amazing that state governments and their officials will put more effort into trying to bypass, delay, avoid compliance than actually taking care of the problem. That said I don't use my DL for anything other than it's original design, proof of being able to legally operate a motor vehicle. It's called a drivers license. It's not called a drivers identification card. So it stays in my wallet (behind a real ID card) unless requested by a rental car company or a police officer in reference to operating a motor vehicle. On the back of my DL and most others is a data block that when scanned provides a heck of a lot more info that just your name, address, and DL number.

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February 1, 2018 4:44 pm  

ella, post: 2808819, member: 2110 wrote: I thought it was funny when one TSA agent at a smaller airport (I'm thinking it was PWM but may be wrong) asked if I didn't have a driver's license to use as ID.

I use my passport or other government issued identification cards all the time. More and more lately after providing them I've been asked if I have a DL. I'm sure that it's because they to manually enter the information because they couldn't scan a passport or real government ID.

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limingkb
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February 18, 2018 10:48 am  

One should always, always, always have a valid US Passport and fly with it even inside the USA.


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February 19, 2018 7:24 pm  

limingkb, post: 2809884, member: 109420 wrote: One should always, always, always have a valid US Passport and fly with it even inside the USA.

Bah... If you have Precheck with Global*Entry, you have the Global Entry card... which complies with RealID.

Unless you have a need to flee the country on a moments notice, carrying a passport only increases your risk of losing your passport.


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geraldj
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February 19, 2018 7:47 pm  

zebraitis, post: 2810037, member: 219487 wrote: Bah... If you have Precheck with Global*Entry, you have the Global Entry card... which complies with RealID.

Unless you have a need to flee the country on a moments notice, carrying a passport only increases your risk of losing your passport.

When this was written up in the San Francisco Paper it said eveen if you have the old license you can bring your passport and get on the plane. Your Passport can work as your primary ID. Eventually all Licenses will need to be changed to the new style w/ the star! Each states have different other things on the license which makes it special to that state. In CA we will have the state bear as well as the star.


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February 19, 2018 10:57 pm  

For a "second opinion" on this topic and an updated summary of real-id status/issues/insights, go to:
http://www.papersplease.org/wp
Its interesting, to say the least.


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