New flying guidelines will be put into place starting October 1st of 2020. Americans who want to fly commercially in the United States will need a Real ID to do so.
The North Dakota Department on Transportation is encouraging people not to wait until the last minute to get their Real ID. Wait times can be hours at the Driver's License Office and it can take up to 8 weeks to get a Real ID.
It's also important to make sure you have all the right documentation, or you will be turned away. There are four different forms you'll need to bring with you.
The four forms are:
- 1 form of proof of age and Identity. This could be a U.S. Birth Certificate or Valid Passport.
- 1 form that proves social security, such as, a social security card or a W-2 form.
- 2 forms to prove residency in North Dakota. These forms could be a utility bill, lease or mortgage document.
In North Dakota, 133,294 people have Real ID's so far. However, 431,589 residents have yet to apply for their new identification. This means if people continue to wait until it's closer to October, applications could take longer to process.
For more information regarding the Real ID, click here.