State begins push for Iowans to get ‘Real IDs’

DES MOINES — Iowans planning to fly may need to get a new driver’s license.

Beginning May 3, 2023, anyone who wants to fly on commercial airplanes or enter a federal building, such as a courthouse or military base, will need a Real ID.

The Real ID Act, passed in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, requires licenses to be marked with a special insignia to indicate the holder has gone through additional steps to verify their identity.

Learn more about how to acquire a REAL ID here.

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