BOSTON (CBS) – The Transportation Security Administration is rolling out a new public awareness campaign for REAL ID in hopes of avoiding a last-minute rush as the deadline draws near.

Travelers will not be able to board a flight without a REAL ID or alternative identification – such as a passport or residency card – beginning Oct. 1, 2020.

A star symbol indicates a person’s driver’s license or state identification is REAL ID-compliant in most states.

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The state of Massachusetts has posted Massachusetts Identification Requirements online. To apply for a REAL ID, residents will have to prove their: U.S. citizenship or lawful presence, Social Security number and Massachusetts residency.


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