Law will require a gold star on your ID if you want to fly, domestic trips included


    If you want to fly the occasionally customer-friendly skies, you are going to need a gold star. (Photo: Utah Department of Public Safety)

    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — If you want to fly the occasionally customer-friendly skies, you are going to need a gold star.

    Starting in October of 2020, to climb aboard a domestic flight, you will need a Real ID driver license, a non-driver identification card or a passport for domestic flights. The same identifications will be needed to enter a secure federal facility. This takes effect because of the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the federal government set standards for officials forms of identification.

    According to Utah.gov, if you license or ID card expires after Oct. 1, 2020, you will get a new one in the mail with the new gold star indicator with the same expiration date as your current license or card.

    The Real ID Act established minimum security standards for state-issued ID cards. According to the Utah.gov, every state has a more secure driver license today than before the act was passed.

    Utah has been issuing Read ID compliant ID cards since Jan. 1, 2010. If you have your license or card issued since then are eligible to receive identification with the Read ID indicator.

    Your current forms of these identification will work until then, but after that, you will need that gold star in the top right corner to make it valid.

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