STAR ID will be required for air travel in 2020

https://www.tsa.govEffective October 1, 2020, every air traveler will need a REAL ID compliant license /ID (STAR ID) or another form of identification for air travel.  (See TSA’s website for a full list of acceptable identification for domestic air travel at

In response to acts of terrorism committed against the United States and in an effort to ensure the safety of citizens, Congress passed the REAL ID Act of 2005. This legislation modified US federal law pertaining to security, authentication and issuance procedure standards for state driver license and identification cards.

Additional documentation will be required to verify identity, date of birth and authorized presence in the United States. For more information and a complete list of required documents, visit the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s website at