Utah, Oct. 1, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Utahns are being reminded that the deadline to obtain a gold star driver’s license is in exactly one year.
“As of Oct. 1, 2020, you will need a gold star license to fly commercially,” said a tweet from the Utah Department of Public Safety Tuesday morning. “Don’t get grounded: Starting 10/1/20, individuals who are unable to verify their identity will not be permitted to enter the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint and will not be allowed to fly.”
The licenses, called Real ID, have a small star in the upper right to indicate it meets federal regulations that establish minimum security standards, said the news release. According to the Department of Homeland Security, “The Real ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, enacted the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that the Federal Government ‘set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver’s licenses.'”
A Real ID driver license or non-driver identification card, or a passport will be required to board an airplane for domestic flights or enter a secure federal facility. Your current driver license or non-driver identification card will be accepted until Oct. 1, 2020. Your Real ID driver license or non-driver identification card will be marked with a star in the top right corner to indicate it may be used for federal identification.
If your license or identification card expires before Oct. 1, 2020
You will receive a license or identification card with the Real ID indicator through the standard renewal process. For more information, click here.
If your license or identification card expires after Oct. 1, 2020
DLD is mailing you a complimentary license or identification card with the Real ID indicator. This complimentary license or identification card will have the same expiration date as your current license or identification card.
Make sure your address with DLD is up to date– state mail is not forwarded. If you need to update your address, click here.
Check the status of your license
You can check and see if your license has been returned to the DLD because your address wasn’t up to date. To check the status, click here.
For more information and frequently asked questions click here or watch the video below.