5 states could soon need a passport for a domestic flight

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  1. JesusTwinsBiggestFan

    JesusTwinsBiggestFan Well-Known Member

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    Residents from 5 US states could soon need a passport for a domestic flight
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    In June, we warned that the REAL ID Act could soon render your government-issued driver's license useless as a form of ID at the airport.

    Under the act, state licenses are required to have all the regular information such as a photo ID, date of birth, signature, etc., as well as be equipped with "machine-readable technology" in the form of a chip.

    Since the REAL ID Act passed in 2005, many states have either complied with the new regulations or have asked for an extension to comply.

    Arizona, whose compliance was questionable the last time we wrote about the REAL ID Act, is now fully compliant.

    But a handful of states and territories still haven't issued new licenses that meet the federal regulations.

    If you're a resident of Louisiana, Minnesota, American Samoa, New Hampshire, or New York, you might need to begin traveling with your passport in 2016.



    These states have resisted regulating their licenses due to high administrative costs and a 50% increase in the license fee for drivers. But New York and Minnesota have made an enhanced license available to drivers at a cost of up to $30 more than a basic license.

    The failure of states to comply with the REAL ID Act could be disastrous for unsuspecting passengers. Not only will it be more difficult to fly, but those without a regulated driver's license will also have difficulty boarding cruise ships and entering some federal buildings.

    We can already imagine the horror stories of travelers arriving at the airport and being forced to miss an important flight because their home state failed to provide them with proper identification.


    The REAL ID Act has been heavily criticized and even accused of being unconstitutional, but it remains an important issue to keep your eye on if you live in one of the affected states or territories.

    It's unknown when the REAL ID Act will officially go into effect, and many states are still working on their extensions. Minnesota and New York residents may want to consider purchasing an enhanced driver's license just to be safe.

    But if you cannot afford the extra cost of an enhanced license or if your state is not currently offering any form of compliant identification, it would be a good idea to bring your passport with you when flying domestically.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/resi...-need-a-passport-for-a-domestic-flight-2015-9

     
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    Good thing I'm not from American Samoa, although I do have my passport.
     
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    I have a passport
    sometimes it comes up in conversation and you will have someone act like you're all fancy and shit for having one

    that's sorta odd--but I do enjoy being viewed as all fancy and shit
     
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    Not to worry - they will have some loophole for illegal aliens, we can all just use that.
     
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    states :facepalm:
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    I'd like to be the first to congratulate American Samoa on acheiving statehood! Kudus, you savages.
     
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    This has got to be a joke. What cop in Minnesota is going to ask an out of stater for a pass port if they happen to drive through it?
     
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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    Id rep you if I could.
     
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    another state full of fatfuks
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    or just get a new liscence that is in compliance
     
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    Wasn't NY one of the last states to ditch paper licenses?

    Those new licenses basically make you prove you are a U.S. citizen and a resident of that state. No way an illegal could get one.
     
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    Living here, I can guarantee they won't if you're wearing a headscarf or some other part of the Muslim costume. If you're a fat white guy in a minivan, beware.
     
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    Good thing we are winning the war. Imagine if we were loosing.
     
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    or losing even.
     
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    :toptip:The importing thing is you knew what i ment, But thanks
     
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    The ol' Soviet style internal passport is on its way. Glad we're not letting the terrorists win at taking our freedom away from us.
     
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    A very bold post
     
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    Yay! So now I can be treated like a common criminal while get my papers checked when crossing state lines too? I always get the eager-beaver and rude customs agent or border guy, and I'm as boring as Ned Flanders.