New ID Card That Meets Federal Travel Requirements to Debut Soon

Arizonans who want to travel will be able to get an identification card this week that meets federal REAL ID Act security requirements. The Arizona Department of Transportation says its new Voluntary Travel ID from the Motor Vehicle Division meets security requirements to gain access to airports, restricted federal buildings, military bases, and more.

The new card will cost $25 and will be valid for up to eight years. You can get the Voluntary Travel ID and convert your current Driver License beginning Friday, but you will need to submit an application online or make an appointment. There's no rush, though, since Arizona's current Driver Licenses will be acceptable travel ID until Oct. 1, 2020.

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