What is REAL ID?
The REAL ID act was passed by Congress in 2005 and put into effect the 9/11 Commission's advice for federal government to impose guidelines in relation to the issuance of identification, such as a driver’s license. The Act has put in a certain level of security guidelines for all identification that’s issued by the state. It also stops the federal government from accepting forms of identifications from states that don't meet these requirements for official purposes. These specific purposes are:
- Getting access to Federal facilities
- Boarding aircraft that's federally regulated
- Entering nuclear power plants