October 1, 2020, is when the federal government will fully enforce the post-9/11 REAL ID Act, and standard state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards will no longer be accepted to board domestic flights within the United States, or when entering certain federal facilities, such as military bases or nuclear power plants.
Many people already have a REAL ID document, such as a valid U.S. passport, a DHS Trusted Traveler Card, or an Enhanced Driver's License. A full list of acceptable REAL ID documents is available here. Those who don't have these documents can make their Michigan license or identification REAL ID-compliant by visiting a Secretary of State branch office and presenting the required documents. Additionally, if you make an appointment, you will be out in thirty minutes or less.
Here's what you need to do to get a REAL ID:
There's no additional fee to turn a license or state ID card into a standard REAL ID if it is done during your normal renewal time; otherwise, a duplicate card fee of $9.00 or $10.00 will be charged.
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