Be REAL ID Ready
If you travel for the holidays, this time next year you’ll need to add a new item to your packing list: a gold star on your license.
Starting October 1, 2020 any American traveling by air above the age of 18 will need a REAL ID- compliant driver’s license or another acceptable form of ID to get through air travel security checkpoints and to board your flight.
As of November 30, 2019 the Utah Driver License Division has issued 1,313,902 licenses that have a gold star. this number includes the licenses that have been reissued and our normal business.
The Division has approximately 66,000 licenses in its office that were returned due to an incorrect address. Please update your address with the Division. You are legally required to do so within 10 days of a change. You can update your address online, by clicking here.
Utahns, here’s what you need to know.
What is Real ID? Effective October 1, 2020, a Real ID Driver License or Non-Driver Identification Card, or a Passport will be required to board an airplane for domestic flights or enter a secure federal facility. Your current Driver License or Non-Driver Identification Card will be accepted until October 1, 2020. Your Real ID Driver License or Non-Driver Identification Card will be marked with a star in the top right corner to indicate it may be used for federal identification.
What do you need to do? Check your license/ID expiration date.
If your license or identification card expires before October 1, 2020
You will receive a license or identification card with the Real ID indicator through the standard renewal process. For more information, visit dld.utah.gov/utah-driver-license-renewal.
If your license or identification card expires after October 1, 2020
DLD is mailing you a complimentary license or identification card with the Real ID indicator. This complimentary license or identification card will have the same expiration date as your current license or identification card.
Make sure your address with DLD is up to date – state mail is not forwarded. If you need to update your address, go to https://secure.utah.gov/dlr/index.html
Check the status of your license
You can check and see if your license has been returned to the DLD because your address wasn’t up to date. To check the status, go to https://dld.utah.gov/licensestatus/