Driver Services

Arizona Voluntary Travel ID

Frequently Asked Questions 

The Frequently Asked Questions will be updated as more information becomes available.

Am I required to obtain a Voluntary Travel ID?

No. Arizona residents have an option to purchase a Voluntary Travel ID.

Can I use my current Arizona driver license or identification card to board an aircraft?

Yes. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has said IDs from states offering credentials complying with the federal REAL ID Act will be accepted until Oct. 1, 2020.

Can I use my current Arizona driver license or identification card to enter restricted federal buildings and military bases?

Yes. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has said IDs from states offering credentials complying with the federal REAL ID Act will be accepted until Oct. 1, 2020.

How much will a Voluntary Travel ID cost?

The cost of a Voluntary Travel ID is $25 (initial application and renewal).

Will the Voluntary Travel ID contain a radio frequency identification (RFID) chip?

No, state law prohibits the Voluntary Travel ID from containing a RFID chip.

How long will my Voluntary Travel ID be valid?

Federal requirements require the Voluntary Travel ID to be valid for a maximum of eight years. Exceptions do apply including drivers age 65 or older whose licenses are currently valid for five years. For non-U.S. citizens who have authorized legal presence the expiration date will be based off the immigration documents presented, not to exceed eight years.

What documents do I need to apply for a Voluntary Travel ID?

You will need one document to establish birth or legal presence; one document to verify your Social Security number; and two documents to establish residency in Arizona.

Arizona Voluntary Travel ID Identification Requirements, 40-5144

I had reason to get a new Arizona driver license or ID and decided against getting the Voluntary Travel ID. My ID says “Not for federal identification.” Does that mean I can’t board an aircraft or enter restricted federal buildings and military bases?

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has said IDs from states offering credentials complying with the federal REAL ID Act will be accepted until Oct. 1, 2020. Even if a driver license or ID says “Not for federal identification,” DHS has said it will be accepted through that date.