How will REAL ID change how I travel domestically?
Starting on October 1, 2020, anyone who wants to access federal facilities, nuclear power plants or board commercial aircraft needs to have a REAL ID compliant license/ID or have another identification form that’s acceptable. Unless they are providing another accepted form of identification, such as a state issued Enhanced Driver's License, the card must be compliant with the Act. Keep in mind, the Act doesn't require individuals to present identification where it's not required to access a federal facility, such as the public areas of various federal museums. It also doesn't stop any agency from accepting other forms of documents that show your identity, such as a US Passport.