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Kentucky is called the "Bluegrass State". This State is coordinated with the Federal Government and highly involved into achieve a more secure country for all american territories, and to help inhibit terrorists when there is a possibility of these ones trying to avoid detection by using fraudulent IDs. Every State improves with the goal of a safest country and frontiers.

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WHAT IS THE TRAVEL ID, AND WHEN IS MY DEADLINE TO GET MINE in Kentucky?

<strong>TRAVEL ID</strong> info in Kentucky

The TRAVEL ID is a new type of Identification that sets more secure standards for the Issue of new Identification cards in every State, like for example the driverĀ“s license. These new cards will be necessary for official purposes, and the Federal agencies will be obligated to request it in case of a person accessing any Federal Facilities, entering Nuclear Power Plants or even for boarding a commercial aircraft around the States.

The deadline to fully cover the new Identification cards is set to October 2021, from that date, every State will have to start issuing the new TRAVEL ID for all the legal residents in the States to allow them to move around the States in a commercial aircraft.

As we said before, the deadline to get your TRAVEL ID is October 1st, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), will only accept this new Identification cards and Driving licenses that comply with the TRAVEL ID standards and given by a TRAVEL ID compliant State. The Department of Homeland Security is working really hard to help and assist all the american territories for them to be able to issue the new TRAVEL ID cards before October.

These new TRAVEL ID cards are not a national identification card, and in any case create a centralized federal database. You will have to know clearly that every State will keep issuing their own cards with their own characteristics and will keep having their own records.

In some States, the security Standards are already set up to the TRAVEL ID ones, so in this States, the card issue will work as a TRAVEL ID. These States are: New York, Vermont, Minnesota, Michigan and Washington.

To get your TRAVEL ID card you will have to make an appointment on your State driving license agency website and check the required papers you will have to present, most of the States will request documentation that shows your Full name and date of birth, your Social Security Number, your address and your legal Status.

All new TRAVEL ID cards are distinguished from the regular ones because they have one of the following marks:

Keep in mind that, if you have any doubts it is better to ask your State agency than to risk yourself having any problem because of not having a Valid ID.

In the case you need to travel, The Transportation Security Administration also accepts other identification documents, like the passport for example, but we recommend you that just to be sure, before you have to use your ID visit the TSA website to check your valid options.

WHO IS ENTITLED TO HAVE A TRAVEL ID in Kentucky?

These TRAVEL ID cards are designed to improve the way Every American citizen is identified. All american people must have a TRAVEL ID card or an Identification card.

You may find that some States can issue some identification cards to non citizens or Undocumented immigrants,if this is your case, the TRAVEL ID allows some States to issue driver's licenses and IDs for you, always with some different characteristics and or another color. If you want to check if there is a chance for you to get a TRAVEL ID for yourself, we recommend you to visit the DHS website to check what are your options.

Any person with an Employment Authorization Document can apply for a TRAVEL ID card which will be temporary until its expiration date. (In this case you will also need to be in possession of a Social Security Number).

There are a lot of different scenarios that can ar cannot apply for a person to be able to request a TRAVEL ID, to be sure of your options, we recommend you to ask for assistance to your local state agency or to visit the DHS website.

WHAT IF I HAVE A FLIGHT BOOKED?

Every person planning to fly around the States after October 1 2021, must keep in mind that a TRAVEL ID will be mandatory to go through the checkpoint at the airport, if someone is not in possession of the new TRAVEL ID, this person may be allowed to board and Aircraft by using the passport as an alternative way to be identified. Otherwise, if you plan to fly before this date, the DHS and the TSA will allow you to travel with all the current driver's license and identification cards issued by your State.

If you are travelling with children under 18 years of age, The TRAVEL ID is not required, in this case, the minor current ID will be enough to cross the security at the airport.

The TRAVEL ID card does not replace a passport in any case, we have to leave clear that if you are travelling internationally, i.e into Canada or Mexico, or if you are boarding an international cruise, a passport will be the document to present as a valid identification. The TRAVEL ID card can only be used to travel inside the United States, not to cross the border.

WHAT DO I NEED TO GET MY TRAVEL ID CARD?

As we said before, all American citizens and residents of the United States must obtain their TRAVEL ID before OCtober 1st 2021. To this purpose, the following documentation will be required for your State agency:

  • ID with full name and date of birth - Passport if you are from a foreign country with a valid VISA.
  • Social Security Number - If you are from a foreign country, you will be required to bring your Employer Authorization Document or any valid document that allows you to work and reside in the States for a certain period of time.
  • 2 receipts/proofs of your principal local address - It is really important that you bring two.
  • Document of your Legal Status - you need to bring any proof in the case you are married, divorced or whichever your situation is.

Please keep in mind that all this process to obtain or renew your TRAVEL ID card, will be done personally, it is not acceptable to do it remotely. Every State will have their own database to issue the TRAVEL ID card, so with this in mind, you may want to check your State specific requirements before your appointment.

WHAT OPTION DO I HAVE IF MY STATE DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE TRAVEL ID?

The DHS is working really hard with all the States to comply with the TRAVEL ID by the deadline. In the case you find out yourself in the situation that by the time when October comes your States does not issue this new type of identification, you will have two options:

Report the situation to the DHS - In some scenarios there is the possibility that the jurisdiction will be granted with an extension, in which case the DHS will closely work with their officials to comply with this new rule ASAP.

You can be granted with a regular ID card that does not comply with the TRAVEL ID standards, in this case, you can make a good use of your ID, and it will be valid for certain purposes but NOT FOR OFFICIAL ONES (The ID must have an inscription informing that the card is not valid for "Official purposes"), so in case you need to board an aircraft for a regional flight for example, you will have to use your passport.

Enhanced Driver's License:

These cards are acceptable as Border-crossing documents. Only the States of Washington, New York, Minnesota, Vermont and Michigan are the ones issuing this type of card. The Secretary of Homeland Security established this card as acceptable to enter the States by land and sea ports complying with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, this is because this particular card is issued in a secure process that includes new technologies like a Radio Frequency Identification Chip.

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