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originally posted by: Jiggly
if you dont have a proper ID and passport you shouldnt be allowed to fly.. period
What is the current status of REAL ID in Alaska?
Alaska has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal Agencies to accept driver’s licenses and identifications cards from Alaska. The DMV is currently working with Homeland Security to get an extension for another year as we work towards developing the systems to produce these compliant documents on January 1, 2019.DHS REAL ID Enforcement: Alaska...
Will I still be able to get on base and fly with my current DL/ID?
Yes, we are in the process of requesting an extension. The State of Alaska has applied for another extension with the Department of Homeland Security to allow Alaskan’s the ability to continue to use their current DL/ID’s. 18 other states currently have extensions. The DMV will continue to work with Homeland Security for extensions until we are able to produce the cards January 1, 2019
Do I have to get a REAL ID/DL?
No, you do not. That is the great thing about our new law, you have a choice.
What documents will I need?
Primary documents are the most important documents to prove your legal and name and date of birth.
An original or certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate (From Vital Statistics)
Passport or passport card issued by the United States or US Territory
A foreign passport with appropriate immigration status forms issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service
A resident alien, temporary resident alien, or employment work authorization document issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service
U.S. military identification for active duty, retiree, or reservist
Certificate of Citizenship, Naturalization, or Birth Abroad
Is REAL ID just a way to create a national database?
No. REAL ID does NOT create a federal database of driver license information and does not create national identification cards. REAL ID is a set of national standards for issuing licenses and identification cards . Each jurisdiction continues to issue its own unique license, maintains its own records, and controls who gets access to those records and under what circumstances. The purpose of REAL ID is to make our identity documents more consistent and secure.
Will the card have a chip in it?
No. REAL ID cards do not have a chip in them.
originally posted by: EternalShadow
"Doesn't bother those of us who don't break laws or have nothing to hide" .... LMAO
One of the big lies being told by supporters of the REAL-ID Act of 2005 is that, as the DHS says on its official “Rumor Control” page, “Fact: REAL ID does not build a national database nor does it grant the Federal Government or another state access to a state’s driver’s license data.” According to another DHS Web page, “REAL ID Frequently Asked Questions for the Public“:
Q: Is DHS trying to build a national database with all of our information?
No. … REAL ID does not create a federal database of driver license information. In fact, as we’ve been pointing out and as others have noted, the REAL-ID Act is both building a national database and requiring any state that wants to issue drivers’ licenses or state ID cards that are “compliant” with the REAL-ID Act to grant all other states access to their state’s drivers’ license and ID card data.
Here’s what we’ve been able to find out about the centralized national ID database the DHS claims doesn’t exist, what information it contains, how it works, and who operates it:
The REAL-ID Act requires each state that issues any compliant driver’s licenses or ID cards to, “Provide electronic access to all other States to information contained in the motor vehicle database of the State” including, “at a minimum — (A) all data fields printed on drivers’ licenses and identification cards issued by the State; and (B) motor vehicle drivers’ histories, including motor vehicle violations, suspensions, and points on licenses.”
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: dreamingawake
it provides for state to state access to existing databases. It is not creating anything new.
originally posted by: Planette
in at least 9 states, passport will be required even for a flight within USA.. apparently cause those sates have not met real-ID requirements of Fed.
plus by 2020, all ID must be chipped. gosh, what's the next deadlne at this rapid rate?
originally posted by: leolady
I don't fly much... but how much is this gona cost ?
It looks like in my local area a passport can cost approx $200.
That is not affordable for me right now.
Will prices drop if they require everyone to obtain a passport ?
I may not need one anyways... but ya never know.