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    Default Residents in these states will need a passport for flying anywhere in the US

    if you live in Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, or Washington, you will need a passport or some other form of identification besides your driver's license, because driver's licenses from these states will no longer be acceptable at TSA checkpoints. This will be starting on Jan. 22, 2018.

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    Default Re: Residents in these states will need a passport for flying anywhere in the US

    what the fuck

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    Default Re: Residents in these states will need a passport for flying anywhere in the US

    Bureaucrats. They don't like the drivers licenses issued in those states.

    Old news.

    http://thehill.com/policy/transporta...censes-in-2018

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REAL_ID_Act

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    Default Re: Residents in these states will need a passport for flying anywhere in the US

    It is just LUNACY!

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    Default Re: Residents in these states will need a passport for flying anywhere in the US

    Another reason I hate Missouri.
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    Default Re: Residents in these states will need a passport for flying anywhere in the US

    Luckily I don't live in any of those states but that is ridiculous, a passport required for flying within your own country.

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    Default Re: Residents in these states will need a passport for flying anywhere in the US

    Once these states update their ids passports will won't be required. In Pennsylvania the state is saying that it will cost 30 million dollars to become Real ID compliant? I don't understand that figure. This wont really effect me but why would it cost so much to update id's and why haven't they dine thst by now? I've had a drivers license in 4 different states since I started driving. Out of all of those states PA is the only one who hasnt gotten it together.

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    Default Re: Residents in these states will need a passport for flying anywhere in the US

    This is only the beginning folks. Orwellian society in progress.

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    Default Re: Residents in these states will need a passport for flying anywhere in the US

    I drivers license is supposed to be permission to operate a motor vehicle in the state that issued it. If the federal government wants to institute a national ID card, it should admit it, and do it.
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    Default Re: Residents in these states will need a passport for flying anywhere in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by eagle2 View Post
    if you live in Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, or Washington, you will need a passport or some other form of identification besides your driver's license, because driver's licenses from these states will no longer be acceptable at TSA checkpoints. This will be starting on Jan. 22, 2018.
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    Default Re: Residents in these states will need a passport for flying anywhere in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by ScarletKitten View Post
    This is only the beginning folks. Orwellian society in progress.
    ^^^ ^

    Quote Originally Posted by slowpoke View Post
    I drivers license is supposed to be permission to operate a motor vehicle in the state that issued it. If the federal government wants to institute a national ID card, it should admit it, and do it.
    Yep ^
    I knew this..
    Last year I got a passport & was told this..
    Y'all know it's eventually going tb all the states, right?
    And, right now it's for flying, I say it'll be set up that you have to show it for crossing state in a vehicle

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    Default Re: Residents in these states will need a passport for flying anywhere in the US

    I have a enhanced license in WA, they have had them for a while and they ARE compliant with the new rules...its just that they are considered optional - and are used because we have alot of people that go into canada for work so it also counts as a passport - they cost extra and arnt the " standard" license. that said WA is an extension state so they technically have until October of 2018 as opposed to late January - so a few more months for the state to standardize something that works, or people to get the enhanced ones
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    Morrie!

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    Default Re: Residents in these states will need a passport for flying anywhere in the US

    Boosting passport sales -- possible motive? Doesn't explain why they're singling out specific states, though, and I can't imagine they don't make enough as is. I spent $100 or so this past summer getting my passport renewed

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    Default Re: Residents in these states will need a passport for flying anywhere in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by whirlerz View Post
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    Yep ^
    I knew this..
    Last year I got a passport & was told this..
    Y'all know it's eventually going tb all the states, right?
    And, right now it's for flying, I say it'll be set up that you have to show it for crossing state in a vehicle
    Wait till they get driverless cars. The government will control when and where you travel. The government will tell you it makes you "safer".

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    Quote Originally Posted by trustfundkiller View Post
    Boosting passport sales -- possible motive? Doesn't explain why they're singling out specific states, though, and I can't imagine they don't make enough as is. I spent $100 or so this past summer getting my passport renewed
    Nah, eventually they'll do it for all states, they just want everyone 'registered' in some way/controlled

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    Quote Originally Posted by whirlerz View Post
    ^^^ ^



    Yep ^
    I knew this..
    Last year I got a passport & was told this..
    Y'all know it's eventually going tb all the states, right?
    And, right now it's for flying, I say it'll be set up that you have to show it for crossing state in a vehicle
    Wtf... ridiculous, but I shouldn't be surprised.

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    I almost wish it was mandatory for Americans, possibly as part of a pre-collage package to spend a few months to a year overseas touring.. the whole off year to travel is pretty common thing in other parts of the world and it really seems to have great affects on being aware of and understanding other cultures that Yanks just dont get. think it would do wonders as an education tool.

    that said.. I wouldn't be shocked if some more funding Is something that the feds could be after in the long run. In WA, an enhanced license for a six-year renewal costs around $110... i hear they MAY drop that down to close to what the standard $54/6year regular license .. so its at the moment about the same as a passport renewal

    big difference is that while it can ACT as a passport, its on a much more limited scale: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Boniare, St. Eustatius and Saba, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Dutch Caribbean, Grenada, Jamaica, Mexico, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Turks and Caicos.

    so to basically travel anywhere outside the north west hemisphere you will need a passport anyway... so in the long run nothings really going to change for most people once the states simply get around to updating their systems.
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    Default Re: Residents in these states will need a passport for flying anywhere in the US

    Why? It’s a good idea to have a passport, but they are expensive.

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    basically what the thing is that federal regulations changed and while MOST states have updated drivers license already that contains more of the information on them, some states haven't updated yet so additional information is required and pass ports are the most complete document that has all that info, wont need them once the states release updated IDs. though like i said before in WA you just have to get an enhanced license and it works without the need.

    though yeah, i think most people should have pass ports, if anything because i believe firmly that people. namely us in the US should travel over seas more, usually between HS and collage like is common in most parts of the world- to sort of educate and teach people about the world first hand and a better grasp on culture and open up ideas of seeing the world and how to approach things that may be different than were use to. internet and friends, and books dont do the world justice and leads to a fairly innocent ignorance about greater humanity, would be really useful in areas where said ignorance historically become xenophobic
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    Default Re: Residents in these states will need a passport for flying anywhere in the US

    Ironically, when I went to the post office to apply for my passport, I had to show my state driver's license for photo id.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrigan View Post
    basically what the thing is that federal regulations changed and while MOST states have updated drivers license already that contains more of the information on them, some states haven't updated yet so additional information is required and pass ports are the most complete document that has all that info, wont need them once the states release updated IDs. though like i said before in WA you just have to get an enhanced license and it works without the need.

    though yeah, i think most people should have pass ports, if anything because i believe firmly that people. namely us in the US should travel over seas more, usually between HS and collage like is common in most parts of the world- to sort of educate and teach people about the world first hand and a better grasp on culture and open up ideas of seeing the world and how to approach things that may be different than were use to. internet and friends, and books dont do the world justice and leads to a fairly innocent ignorance about greater humanity, would be really useful in areas where said ignorance historically become xenophobic
    SO annoying, I remember reading an article about this like A YEAR OR TWO ago (I live in PA and my passport expires in Jan, so I'll need to get mine renewed ASAP). If these states haven't updated their DLs/state IDs by now, KNOWING this was coming - I don't expect them to anytime soon smh.

    Sidebar - if you're someone in one of these states without an updated ID and don't have a passport or can't afford one right now, don't panic about traveling domestically. TSA WILL let you travel without an ID if they can verify your identity. Take any identifying information you can with you to the airport (debit card & bank statement, utility bill, school ID, expired ID, etc.) You'll need to allow for extra time at the airport before your flight if going this route though.

    My little brother lost his DL the last time he visited (smh). I had him print out his bank statement and cell phone bill. He presented those, they took him in a back room to answer a bunch of identity verification questions, and soon enough he was on his way. See TSA article below - dated 2013, but the info is still valid...

    https://www.tsa.gov/blog/2013/04/09/...fly-without-id

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    I wonder if this affects persons who use private jets.

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