How to fly Domestic without a Drivers Licence

Shailen VermaPosted by

A Lot of us have lost our Drivers License one time or the other but can you imagine not having it right before a flight! If you ever have to fly without one here are the different ways to prove your identity.

1. Other Forms of Identification

The TSA states on their own website that other forms of Acceptable Identification are

  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. passport card
  • DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
  • U.S. military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DoD civilians)
  • Permanent resident card
  • Border crossing card
  • DHS-designated enhanced driver’s license
  • Airline or airport-issued ID (if issued under a TSA-approved security plan)
  • Federally recognized, tribal-issued photo ID
  • HSPD-12 PIV card
  • Foreign government-issued passport
  • Canadian provincial driver’s license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada card
  • Transportation worker identification credential
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Employment Authorization Card (I-766)
  • U.S. Merchant Mariner Credential

As you could see above on the list, most of these things are random things that you probably don’t have.  But you can use you’re Global Entry, Nexus, SENTRI and FAST Cards which are all fast lane programs. So If you signed up for Global Entry, Grab your card instead of your Drivers License and get to the airport.

2. Prove your Identity

If you don’t have any of the cards above than you’re going to have to prove your identity otherwise (But allow for extra time at the airport). It states on the TSA Website that A TSA Officer will ask you to fill out a form with your Name and Your Current Address and  They’ll ask you additional questions to confirm your Identity.

Bottom Line

If you ever lose your ID and you’re travelling very soon than you should refer back to this post. Or, If you want to try out one of the methods in Option 1 instead of your ID this could prove to be helpful!

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