The Travel ID will be required in 2023

First published by ADOT

The Travel ID will be required in 2023 at TSA airport checkpoints.

PHOENIX – With one year remaining before the federal deadline for domestic airline travelers to have a federally-compliant ID, the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division is urging people to consider getting the Arizona Travel ID.

Beginning May 3, 2023, you will need a federally-compliant credential — like the Arizona Travel ID — to get past TSA checkpoints at airports for domestic flights. Without the Arizona Travel ID or other form of federally-compliant identification such as a valid U.S. Passport, fliers risk missing an airline flight because the standard driver license will not be accepted at TSA checkpoints

This credential is distinguished by a gold star in the upper right corner and is available to Arizona residents as a driver license or identification card. Travel ID

2023 might feel like a long way away, but it’ll be here quickly. Join the 1.65 million Arizonans who have already upgraded to the Arizona Travel ID.

You can walk-in to an office for this service, but we suggest scheduling an appointment and that can be done online at azmvdnow.gov. Even if you haven’t activated your AZ MVD NOW account, you can still schedule a Travel ID appointment.

Because the Arizona Travel ID is compliant with the federal standards, you will need to provide extra documentation. This includes:

Proof of identity: a birth certificate or US passport

Social Security Number: just the number, not the card

Two documents proving Arizona residency: rental or bank statements, credit card or cell phone bills in your name with your current Arizona address, etc.

More information, and a full list of qualifying documents are available at azdot.gov/TravelID

 


McCraren Compliance can help you understand and comply with FMCSA, USDOT and ADOT and ensure your drivers and your vehicles operate safely and efficiently.

Call us Today at 888-758-4757 or email us at info@mccrarencompliance.com to schedule your free FMCSA Compliance Assessment.

Why now is a great time to upgrade to the Arizona Travel ID

First published by ADOT

MVD office traffic slows during the holiday season

PHOENIX – Give yourself the gift of travel this holiday season and upgrade your driver license to the Arizona Travel ID.

Now is a great time to get the Arizona Travel ID because, historically, Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division offices see fewer customers during the holiday season than other times of the year.

Customers can save even more time by scheduling an office appointment at azmvdnow.gov, selecting the time, date and office location that is most convenient. An active AZ MVD Now account is not needed to schedule an appointment online.

Nearly 1.6 million Arizonans have upgraded to the Arizona Travel ID.

A short, easy-to-follow step-by-step guide to getting the Arizona Travel ID is available at azdot.gov/TravelID. When a customer is ready to upgrade their credential, the Arizona Travel ID application can be completed online at azmvdnow.gov prior to an appointment. Be sure to bring the following necessary documents to your appointment:

  • Proof of identity: For most people, this will be a birth certificate or U.S. Passport.
  • Social Security Number: A Social Security Card is not needed, only the number.
  • Proof of residency: Two printed documents with your current Arizona residential address, like a utility bill, bank or credit card statement, or insurance policy.
  • A full list of qualifying documents is available at azdot.gov/TravelID.

The Arizona Travel ID, which has a gold star, is the state-issued credential that complies with the federal REAL ID Modernization Act because cardholders have provided additional proof of identification to meet strict federal requirements. It is available to Arizona residents as a driver license or identification card. Beginning May 3, 2023, a REAL ID-compliant credential, like the Arizona Travel ID, will be needed at TSA airport checkpoints and other federal buildings.

Arizona is one of 37 states offering residents a choice in their driver license credential: the federally compliant Arizona Travel ID or the non-Travel ID Arizona driver license, which is not federally compliant and will not allow an individual to pass through TSA, beginning May 3, 2023. Arizona law requires that MVD provide customers with this choice.


McCraren Compliance can help you understand and comply with FMCSA, USDOT and ADOT and ensure your drivers and your vehicles operate safely and efficiently.

Call us Today at 888-758-4757 or email us at info@mccrarencompliance.com to schedule your free FMCSA Compliance Assessment.

News from ADOT Motor Vehicle Division

On October 1, 2020 new federal ID regulations will take effect at TSA airport security checkpoints.
The new federal rules will require air travelers to have a federally-compliant form of ID in order to pass security clearance.
Arizonans have a choice to get the Travel ID. This credential is a driver license or ID that has a gold star on the top right-hand corner, and getting one is perhaps the most convenient solution.
In order to get one, you can make an appointment at www.servicearizona.com for any MVD office. Walk-ins are also welcome. Or you may visit an Authorized Third Party driver license location.
To learn more about the documents you need to bring, please visit www.aztravelid.com