Confident Kentucky 

Kentucky is revamping its issuance model to make Voluntary Travel IDs (REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses) available statewide at regional locations as quickly and efficiently as possible. When REAL ID enforcement goes into effect October 1, 2020, Kentucky driver’s licenses without a black star cannot be used at airport security checkpoints for U.S. commercial air travel or to visit military bases and federal facilities that require ID (like the White House). Although travel and access restrictions begin October 1, 2020, Voluntary Travel ID cards are optional and citizens do not have to obtain one before the deadline. Other federally approved documents, like a valid passport or passport card, are accepted for U.S. air travel and military base entry.

Residents of select counties may apply for a Voluntary Travel ID as the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet establishes more regional office locations. To save time and avoid repeat trips when applying for a Voluntary Travel ID, citizens are urged to prepare now. Take the IDocument Guide quiz or review our valid proof documents checklist to learn what required documents you need to gather or update before applying.

Prepare today for the upcoming changes and save valuable time


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