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Get the facts about REAL ID

Beginning October 1, 2020, you will need a REAL ID or other acceptable ID such as a valid passport to fly within the U.S.

REAL ID is a Federal Security Standard for IDs that was created in 2005 as a result of increased federal security measures after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The cost to obtain a REAL or Standard driver’s license/ID card is the same.


For more information visit https://www.mass.gov/guides/massachusetts-identification-id-requirements