If you’re a New Yorker with some travel coming up, you likely know there are two different travel identification options open to you — Enhanced IDs and REAL ID s. Due to the Federal REAL ID Act, that takes effect in New York on October 1, 2020, your regular license will not be accepted alone as proof of identification for domestic flights. After this date, an Enhanced ID or REAL ID will be required to get on a plane, unless you have a valid passport with you.
Depending on what your travel itinerary includes, one of these options could benefit you more than the other. Here are the differences between the two (and why you need one or the other sooner than you might think). Read More