If you have upcoming travel plans, you might wanna check into getting a new ID!
Pretty soon, travelers will be required to have a gold star on their ID in order to fly!
This doesn't come as a shock as the REAL ID Act was passed by Congress in 2005. The federal law was passed after 9/11 that established specific federal requirements for state-issued driver licenses and identity cards to be accepted for federal purposes, like entering federal building or even boarding a domestic flight!
Although it was passed in 2005, it will not fully go into effect until 2020.
Beginning October 1, 2020, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States.
The REAL ID can be purchased now at any South Carolina DMV and you may be able to buy it online.