Clock Is Ticking To Get Your Idaho Star Card
If you don't have a Star Card and you're an Idaho resident-- the clock is ticking to upgrade your drivers license.
If you're wondering what is up with the Idaho Star Card, well--it has been in the works for a very long time now. In 2005, the United Sates Congress passed "The REAL ID Act" which was intended to place more security standards behind state-issued identification cards used to fly. This of course came as a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Idaho filed for SEVERAL extensions and now, the time is up--the STAR Card is in place and you're going to need one if you want to use that to fly, enter a federal building, or enter a military base.
The Deadline for Idahoans is October 1, 2021.
If you drivers license expires before then, officials at the Idaho Transportation Department and the Ada County Sheriff's Office ask that you just go ahead and update your card to The Star Card while you're there to renew your license. If that isn't the case, you'll need to make an appointment with your local DMV.
Yes, in order to get a STAR Card you will need to have a little extra material on you to prove your identity, such as a utility bill, a birth certificate, and so on. You will find those details online when you book your appointment or you can click HERE.
Of course, if you have a passport, that can be used to fly domestically so while the STAR Card isn't NECESSARY to fly--it may bring more convenience.
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