Starting in 2018, there will be 9 U.S. states that will require passports for their residents to board an airplane even if it is a domestic flight. That means that if you’re going to take a flight and you have a state-issued ID from one of the following nine states, you will need a passport to go anywhere.
- South Carolina
The Real ID Act of 2005 states that the IDs issued in the above nine U.S. states do not meet the minimum security standards as issued by the federal government and will require an alternative form of identification in order to board a domestic flight. Examples of acceptable forms of identification include U.S. military or dependent ID, DHS trusted traveler cards, airline or airport-issued ID, passport book or passport card, or federally recognized tribal-issued photo ID.