If your conference will occur in the US this year, there are important travel requirements your committee and attendees must be aware of and prepare for.
Starting 1 October 2020, U.S. air travelers 18 years of age or older boarding a U.S. domestic flight or entering secure federal facilities will be required to present a REAL ID-compliant driver license or another federally approved form of identification such as a U.S. passport.
Who Needs a Real-ID to Fly?
U.S. residents wanting to use a driver’s license to board a commercial aircraft must obtain the new license by 1 October 2020, when it becomes the only identification accepted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Travelers choosing to use a U.S. passport do not need the Real ID.
How Do I Determine if My License/ID Card is Real-ID Compliant?
REAL ID-compliant cards are typically marked with a star at the top of the card. If you are not sure, contact your state driver’s license agency to obtain a REAL ID compliant card.
What Documents Are Needed to Obtain a Real-ID?
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires individuals to provide documentation showing their full legal name, date of birth, Social Security number, two proofs of address of principal residence and lawful status. Driver’s licenses are still processed by each state; some states may require more information.
What Does This Mean to My Conference?
Conferences are encouraged to communicate this information to conference attendees, committee members, sponsors volunteers, vendors and other groups.
Review these helpful resources for further information:
Contact MCE for more information.