U.S. residents traveling in late 2020 will need to make sure they have a REAL ID starting Oct. 1. Identification cards and licenses that are compliant will have a star in the corner. Colorado has …
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U.S. residents traveling in late 2020 will need to make sure they have a REAL ID starting Oct. 1. Identification cards and licenses that are compliant will have a star in the corner.
Colorado has issued compliant identification cards and licenses since 2012. Residents who do not have a REAL ID — identifiable by a star in the corner of the card — are urged to not wait until the last minute to get a REAL ID.
To become REAL ID compliant, residents must go through the Department of Motor Vehicle’s normal issuance process. Visit www.colorado.gov/dmv for information on licensing and identification requirements.
Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act established national standards for state-issued driver licenses and identification cards. In accordance with the act, the DMV must verify an applicant’s full legal name, identity, date of birth and lawful presence in the United States when issuing a Colorado driver license or state identification card.
Starting Oct. 1, residents must have a REAL ID, or another acceptable form of identification, to access federal facilities and board commercial aircraft.
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