federal limits may apply - on your state ID/DL

Oct 13, 2019 35 Comments

Your standard state DL/ID card is no longer valid for domestic air travel after 1st Oct 2020

You would need to carry another identification such as passport to board domestic flights.

New standard cards are now annotated with “federal limits apply”

I wonder what it means to people on non-immigrant visas such as h1b and their dependents who may not have social security cards.

do they qualify for Real Id?

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TOP 35 Comments
  • Roku cruella
    Yes. You should get real Id.
    Oct 13, 2019 2
    • Microsoft tghky
      OP
      You don’t need to be rude.
      My question is if such persons are eligible for real id at all.
      Getting more information to be better prepared.
      Oct 13, 2019
    • Roku cruella
      Sorry. Didn't mean to be rude. I'll edit the comment.
      Oct 13, 2019
  • Bank of America / Product Quacky
    I just always bring passport for all air travel just to not have to worry about anything
    Oct 13, 2019 0
  • Facebook / Eng golf61
    You qualify for real id even if you’re here on h1b. The only downside is that real id expires when h1b expires, and standard DL has its usual 5 year validity

    Source: me, NY state DL
    Oct 13, 2019 12
    • Amazon 🐅 woods
      Enhanced Driver License
      Oct 13, 2019
    • Roku cruella
      I thought real Id was supposed to be federally regulated. Weird.
      Oct 13, 2019
  • Oracle alwzangry
    ^If you're on a visa, never travel away from home without a passport.
    Oct 13, 2019 11
    • Apple KGHP41
      Arizona is notorious for internal checkpoints.
      Oct 13, 2019
    • Oracle alwzangry
      If you drive without your license or over the speed limit when there's no one watching, you're just lucky. Same deal.
      Oct 13, 2019
  • Microsoft
    Tier 1

    Microsoft

    BIO
    #1 in Prestige
    Tier 1more
    This is fake News.

    The constitution is very clear on this matter. Check the “full faith and credit clause”

    We need to crowdfund a lawsuit to get this shutdown.
    Oct 13, 2019 3
    • Microsoft
      Tier 1

      Microsoft

      BIO
      #1 in Prestige
      Tier 1more
      That the ID is no longer valid for air travel.

      It is valid. The feds have no authority to regulate how the States issue their IDs and are mandated to accept them.

      Its just that the TSA is threatening to not abide by the Constitution.
      Oct 13, 2019
    • Microsoft tghky
      OP
      Got a new WA ID card for a family member this week which is annotated with “federal limits apply”.
      So this is pretty much real.
      Oct 13, 2019
  • Anyone who pays taxes needs to have a SSN/TIN. H1b folks pay taxes. Some states have REAL ID by default. Texas DL is REAL and they don't discriminate in handing that out except for extra hoops. WA on the other hand hasn't discriminated until now. Until now, everyone gets the 6 year DL. However now that they have REAL option, that will be handed out to only citizens
    Oct 13, 2019 0

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