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Deadline approaching to get new federal travel ID card

Posted at 4:44 AM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 11:49:19-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — The clock is ticking for Arizonans to get the new travel identification card.

The one-year countdown to new federal identification regulations will impact whether Arizonans are allowed to board commercial airplanes. This is a federal regulation required in every state.

These new AZ Travel IDs will be the state driver licenses and ID cards that will be accepted at airport security across the nation starting October 1, 2020. The ID replaces the current driver's license or ID and is distinguished by a gold star in the upper right corner.

"We don't want to see people in a year bunched up at the airport because they can't get through TSA, and they're missing the trip of a lifetime or they have a family emergency, and they need to get some place quickly and don't have the credentials they need," Motor Vehicle Division Spokesman Doug Nick said.

To get the AZ Travel ID, customers can initiate the process at and then make an appointment at any MVD location through Appointments are preferred, but not required.

Follow the 1+1+2 rule to be sure you have the correct documents:

· Proof of identity: Valid U.S. Passport or birth certificate; AND
· Social Security number; AND
· Two documents proving Arizona residency: a utility bill, rental statement, etc.

The ID costs 25 dollars to get. All the times for local MVD's are here:

Disclaimer: All Motor Vehicle Divisons in Arizona are closed every second Wednesday of the month for training.