Arizona Travel ID Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding the Arizona Travel ID

Starting October, 2020, it will be mandatory for all U.S. citizens to have a Real ID in order to fly domestically when a passport is not present. Under the REAL ID Act of 2005, minimum security standards have been established for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards. This means that every state must issue a federally approved license and identification card. Arizona already has a federally compliant identification card known as the Arizona Travel ID.

To help provide a better understanding of the Arizona Travel ID, here are some frequently asked questions.

Do I need an Arizona Travel ID?Arizona Travel ID

While it is not required currently, it is recommended to have one now since it will be required by TSA starting October, 2020. At that time, TSA will not allow you to board a domestic flight if you do not have either a Travel ID or a passport. A Travel ID will also be required to enter any federally-secured facility such as military bases, nuclear power plants, and other federally restricted buildings.

Are there any exceptions to having the Arizona Travel ID?

Starting October 2020, TSA will only allow you to board a domestic flight without a Travel ID if you have a valid U.S. passport. You may view a full list of alternate forms of valid identification here.

How do I get a Travel ID?

Upon bringing the proper documentation, you may visit your local DMV or an Authorized Third-Party Driver License provider, such as Arizona Auto License Services, LLC. Once you provide the proper documentation and have filled out the application, you will have your Travel ID sent via mail within 15 business days.

What do I need to apply?

There several original documents you will need to bring in order to apply for a Travel ID. These include:

  • One document establishing citizenship such as: Birth Certificate or U.S. Passport.
  • One document that confirms Social Security Information: Social Security card or W-2 Form.
  • Two documents that establishes proof of residency for Arizona: A bank statement, utility bill, or an Arizona Voter Registration Card.

You may view a complete list of accepted documents here.

How long will a Travel ID be valid?

It will be valid for eight years. If you are age 65 or older, your Travel ID will be valid for five years.

Will children need a Travel ID?

No. Anyone who is under 18 years of age is not required to have a Travel ID. However, the companion they are traveling with will need a Travel ID or passport.

Getting an Arizona Travel ID does not have to be difficult. At Arizona Auto License Services, we can help make the process quick and easy by helping you throughout the process. Unlike the DMV, you may come to us without having to schedule an appointment. Stop by your nearest location today.