Residents Of Nine States Will Need Passport To Fly In U.S.

Posted on November 1, 2017
Photo of a biometric U.S. passport issued in 2007 (Wikimedia Commons photo by Robert Rexach of

Photo of a biometric U.S. passport issued in 2007 (Wikimedia Commons photo by Robert Rexach of

You may have thought you don't need a passport because you don't travel outside the United States. But for residents of some states, this may change, pending the above info, for any commercial flight, whether international or domestic.

To get past TSA security checkpoints, another form of identification may be required: Passport, permanent resident card/green card, or a military ID.

The Real ID Act of 2005 insists state-issued IDs meet the minimum security standards now set by the federal government. The following states do not yet:

  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Washington

Whatever the outcome, it is time to start planning now and look into getting your passport.

This includes LCT industry members planning to travel to the International LCT Show in Las Vegas, Nev., March 12-14, 2018.

Forbes article here

Related Topics: airlines, airports, business travel, corporate travel, federal regulations, ILCT 2018, security, tradeshow preparation, TSA

Comments ( 3 )
  • Michael Spreadbury

     | about 2 years ago

    Montana has won, yet again an extension to the Jan 2018 deadline. Not many passports issued, and travel would really stop if the requirement were put into place. Our ID's might even exceed the requirements, just not up to snuff of DHS requirements.

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