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This year marks the last holiday season before ID requirements change for flights

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Posted at 11:31 AM, Nov 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 17:54:47-05

Starting Oct. 1, people flying for the holidays will need to show their REAL ID-compliant driver license, and regular driver licenses will no longer be an acceptable form of ID at TSA checkpoints.

Regular Wisconsin driver licenses or IDs also won't be accepted for entering federal buildings or military bases. If people don't get the REAL ID, they can use other forms of identification to fly, which are listed on the TSA's website. REAL IDs have the star in the upper right corner.

Department of Motor Vehicle customers should start online to prepare the paperwork, make an appointment at the DMV and reduce their time in line. To get a REAL ID driver license, people must present proof of the following information: name and date of birth, legal residency in the U.S., identity, name change, social security number and address.

People can obtain a REAL ID for no additional fee if they're upgrading at the same time as regular driver license renewal. People whose current driver license will not expire before 2020 must pay $14 for an upgrade or $16 for a duplicate.