Confident Kentucky 

Differences Between a Standard Credential and Voluntary Travel ID

Standard Driver's License 
The standard credential is state-maintained but not federally compliant. Standard licenses and IDs will always be acceptable for:
  • Voting
  • Age-restricted purchases
  • Accessing federal and social benefit services like VA hospitals, Social Security offices, federal courthouses and more
Until federal enforcement begins in 2020, as long as Kentucky remains under extension standard licenses and IDs can be used for:
  • Flying in the U.S.
  • Visiting military bases and restricted federal facilities, like nuclear power plants or the White House
To apply for a new standard credential, applicants should bring in:
  • One (1) proof of identity
  • One (1) proof of Social Security number
  • One (1) proof of residency
A full list of acceptable documents is available for download.
Voluntary Travel ID Driver's License 
The Voluntary Travel ID is a state-maintained, federally compliant license that will always be acceptable for:
  • Voting
  • Age-restricted purchases
  • Accessing federal and social benefit services like VA hospitals, Social Security offices, federal courthouses and more
  • Flying in the U.S.
  • Visiting military bases and restricted federal facilities, like nuclear power plants or the White House
To apply for a new Voluntary Travel ID, applicants should bring in:
  • One (1) proof of identity
  • One (1) proof of Social Security number
  • Two (2) proofs of residency
A full list of acceptable documents is available for download.
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