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Arizona Voluntary Travel ID

The Arizona Voluntary Travel ID is the credential that complies with the federal REAL ID Act of 2005. It is available as both a driver license and identification card. There is a gold star embedded in the card to show that the cardholder has provided added proof of identification to ensure the license or ID meets strict federal requirements.

The Voluntary Travel ID will serve as valid identification to pass through TSA checkpoints at U.S. airports, as well as access restricted areas in federal facilities, nuclear power plants and military facilities. Its use is strictly voluntary.

For more information on the REAL ID Act, please visit the Department of Homeland Security website


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New Driver License and ID Card Requirements Starting October 2020

You will need a Travel ID endorsement to use your Arizona Driver License or Identification Card at TSA security checkpoints as well as access restricted areas in federal facilities, nuclear power plants and military facilities.

A variety of documents other than a driver license are permissible at TSA checkpoints. For information on acceptable identification, please visit the TSA website.

Note: Rules for international travel are unchanged and you will still need a valid passport or equivalent to travel outside the United States.


The cost is $25 for first time issuance and renewals. In most instances, it will be valid for eight years. 

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Obtaining a Voluntary Travel ID

Voluntary Travel ID applicants must apply in person. For faster service, submit an application online in advance of your visit.

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Current Arizona driver license or ID card holders can avoid the wait by making an appointment online at

Go anytime to an Authorized Third Party Driver License provider, Many have extended hours and are open on weekends.

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Civil Rights

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad. Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles en Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.