Get the Gold Star or your ID won't fly.
Get the Gold Star or your ID won't fly.
Get your Travel ID before October 2020.

The Travel ID is a nationwide TSA security change starting October 1, 2020, requiring a Travel ID or another form of identification for domestic travel.

What is the Arizona Travel ID?

Compliant with the federal REAL ID Act of 2005, the Arizona Travel ID with the embedded gold star is the credential that adds proof of identification to ensure the license or ID meets strict federal requirements. It is available as both a driver license and identification card.

Note: Rules for international travel are unchanged, and a valid passport or equivalent will be required to travel outside the United States.

How to get your Arizona Travel ID
In 2 easy steps!
1
Fill out your application online ahead of time
Travel ID Document Requirements

When applying for a Travel ID, you must bring documents from each of these three categories of identification documents. All documents must be originals or certified copies in English, certified by the issuing agency.

Proof of Identity
Documents accepted:
  • Birth certificate
  • U.S. Passport
  • Passport card
Proof of Social Security Number
Documents accepted:
  • Social Security card
  • W-2 form
Proof of Arizona Residency
Documents accepted:
  • Utility bills
  • Credit card statements
  • Bank statements
  • Insurance policies
  • You’ll need 2 of these!
Frequently Asked Questions

No. Arizona residents have an option to purchase a Travel ID.

Yes. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has said IDs from states offering credentials complying with the federal REAL ID Act will be accepted until Oct. 1, 2020.

Yes. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has said IDs from states offering credentials complying with the federal REAL ID Act will be accepted until Oct. 1, 2020.

Yes. Applicants must apply in person, but fill out the application before visiting an office.

The cost of a Travel ID is $25 (initial application and renewal).

No, state law prohibits the Travel ID from containing a RFID chip.

Federal requirements require the Travel ID to be valid for a maximum of eight years. Exceptions apply, including drivers age 65 or older whose licenses are currently valid for five years. For non-U.S. citizens who have authorized legal presence the expiration date will be based off the immigration documents presented, not to exceed eight years.

You will need one document to establish birth or legal presence; one document to verify your Social Security number; and two documents to establish residency in Arizona.

Arizona Travel ID Identification Requirements, 40-5144

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has said IDs from states offering credentials complying with the federal REAL ID Act will be accepted until Oct. 1, 2020. Even if a driver license or ID says “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION," DHS has said it will be accepted through that date.