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Identification Card Questions

New Arrival

Does anyone know the answer to this question? I seems impossible to find out anywhere!! Pulling my hair out here. I am traveling next week with my wife and two young children. I have a state issued id card its an official card with a picture and everything but I can't find anywhere if it will work to geth me through TSA. It says temporary on it.  Will this be a problem its the only valid ID i have! Anyone know the answer?

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Re: Identification Card Questions

Navigator

TSA says the following is acceptable:

  • Driver's licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent)

Your ID might be temporary, but as long as it's not expired it should be ok. Additionally, you don't actually need an ID to fly, you'll just be asked a few additional questions and might have additional screening. Just give yourself extra time to get through security. Have a good trip! 

Re: Identification Card Questions

New Arrival

Thank you so much for taking the time to help me I truly appreciate it!

Re: Identification Card Questions

Employee

@Michaelduffcarr,

 

Thanks for posting your question in the Community! Glad you found your answer quickly! 

 

Lindsey
Moderator
The Southwest Airlines Community