For Real: Get Your REAL ID Before the Rush

For those who use the airlines — whether once a week or once a year — you will need a REAL ID by next October in order to board your domestic flight. A REAL ID is essentially an enhanced driver’s license (recognizable by a star at the top) required by federal law to address security concerns raised by the 9/11 Commission.

To get a REAL ID, you’ll need to present a birth certificate or green card, a Social Security card, and two documents that show your address. OMA members may wish to avoid the last-minute rush by getting their REAL ID sooner rather than later. Find out more at the Ohio BMV’s site. 10/7/2019