REAL ID in Utah
The REAL ID Act was enacted in 2005 as a way to improve security after the 9/11 attacks.
In the near future, you’ll need a federally compliant ID to:
- Board a domestic flight.
- Enter a nuclear power plant.
- Enter certain federal facilities.
Common federally compliant IDs include a passport or a REAL ID-compliant license or state ID.
REAL IDs are marked with a star on the top.
Unlike many other states that require further action, Utah has been issuing REAL IDs since 2010 and all new IDs or licenses issued are REAL ID compliant.
When you renew your UT license or ID online or in person, you’ll be issued a REAL ID-compliant identification card.