In the upper right-hand corner of your driver’s license or ID card, you should see a gold star. We encourage you to take a moment to check. It’s the sign that your credential is REAL ID compliant.
Why does this matter? After Oct. 1, 2020, if you do not have this gold star, you will need more than just a driver’s license to prove your identity to board a commercial airline.
The REAL ID Act is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security effort to apply consistent security measures and standards across all state-issued credentials. To become REAL ID
compliant, visit a DMV offi ce and bring original documents that validate your identity. Social Security Number and residential address. Go to www.FLHSMV.gov/whattobring to learn which documents you need to bring or call customer service at 850-617-2000.