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REAL ID-Compliant Driver's License

Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, Michigan residents will need to present a REAL ID-compliant document to fly within the United States and enter certain federal facilities under federal law.

Michigan Secretary of State offices now offer REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses and ID cards, which are marked with a gold circle with a star inside. You will find the REAL ID star on REAL ID-compliant standard driver's licenses and state ID cards and on the Enhanced Driver's License and Enhanced State ID Card.

Enhanced licenses and enhanced state IDs that do not have a star on them are Real ID compliant and will be printed with a star when renewed or replaced. Other compliant documents include valid U.S. passports and trusted traveler cards issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Find a full list from the federal Transportation Security Administration.

Fore more information on Real ID, please click here to visit the Michigan Secretary of State website.