By October 1, 2020, Citizens without a current passport or Real ID will not be able to fly domestic within the United States or enter federal buildings such as an airbase or federal courthouse.
Real ID requirements were passed by congress in 2005 and the idea stemmed from 9-11.
It’s an identification card designed to reduce identity fraud.
Chief Examiner Drivers License Division, Rachel Mount, says its worth the time and effort.
“It’s more of a convenience. In North Dakota you have an opt in or opt out feature which is really nice. So if there is someone that is choosing not to or they may have a passport that’s easier to use, then that’s fine. It’s just nice that North Dakota people do have an access to it,” Mount says.
North Dakota started giving out Real ID’s in May of 2018.
For more information on what documents are required click here.