Get the facts about REAL ID
March 13, 2020
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