Alabama residents still have at least a year to obtain a new form of identification needed for all domestic flights without using a passport.
Robyn Bryan, spokesperson for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, said there is still time for people to get a STAR ID to travel on commercial aircraft or access federal facilities before it is required by law. STAR ID, which stands for Secure, Trusted and Reliable Identification, is the state’s way of complying with the REAL ID Act of 2005, a federal law passed in an effort to thwart possible terrorist activity. As of 2014, all but 15 states and territories are in compliance with the act.
Prior to December 2013, there were deadlines set in December for people born after Dec. 1, 1964 to obtain a STAR ID and Dec. 1, 2017 for people born before Dec. 1, 1964.
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