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Increasing number of Arizonans opting for AZ Travel ID

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Posted at 4:53 AM, Nov 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-07 06:53:40-05

TUCSON, Ariz. -- With the October 2020 deadline still months away, ADOT says more Arizonans are getting the AZ Travel ID than ever before.

The Motor Vehicle Division reports Travel IDs issued at locations and Third Party offices has jumped from less than 20% in January to 65% now.

“Arizonans who don’t have the AZ Travel ID risk being stopped at TSA airport checkpoints when new federal ID rules take effect on October 1, 2020,” he added. “On that date, the federal government has made it clear that anyone without a federally-compliant ID will not pass through TSA checkpoints and could miss their flight. In addition, MVD and Authorized Third Party providers want to avoid a rush of customers as the deadline gets closer.”

The Travel ID meets the requirements of the 2005 federal REAL ID Act, which requires people to provide documentation to prove identification and a person's physical address.

To learn more about how to get your Travel ID, click here.