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In 2 years you'll need a new ID to fly. Here's what to do.

It's still two years away but the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division is launching a statewide push now.

Do you remember the panic three years ago when Arizona driver's licenses were being rejected as IDs at airport security and federal government buildings?

Our driver's licenses didn't meet a new federal security standard called REAL ID.

The Arizona Legislature rejected REAL ID, but the feds gave the state a break: The state's driver's licenses would be accepted till October 2020.

That's two years away, but the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division is launching a statewide push now, urging Arizonans to apply for the "Voluntary Travel ID" - a driver's license that meets federal standards.

We verified what you have to do to get that ID:

  • Make an appointment with the MVD at ServiceArizona.com
  • You will get a list of several documents to bring to the appointment
  • The cost is $25 and the ID is valid for eight years.

Arizona current driver's license won't be accepted at airports starting Oct. 1, 2020.

If you don't have the Voluntary Travel ID, you'll have to show a passport, even for trips inside the U.S.

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