No Immediate Changes in ID Enforcement at Lambert, Other Airports

New information from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) clarifies new state ID requirements for passengers.

January 7, 2016 | 2 min reading time
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued new information that clarifies uncertainty about new state ID requirements for passengers traveling through Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and other U.S. Airports. A January deadline was set for all states to comply with new federal ID regulations under the Real ID Act. However, in a new website post by DHS, travelers are being told "residents from ANY state are still able to use a driver's license, or any of the various other forms of identification accepted by the Transportation Security Administration (Passport or Passport Card, Global Entry cards, U.S. military IDs, airline or airport-issued IDs, federally recognized, and tribal-issued photo IDs)."    

DHS further states in its web post that it is in the process of planning how to enforce Real ID regulations at airports. However, there will not be any changes made without a minimum of a 120-day notice to the traveling public. Missouri, Illinois and a few other states are still working though compliance issues related to the Real ID Act.

  • Department:
    St. Louis Lambert International Airport
  • Topic:
    Airports

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