If you're a Connecticut resident you will be required to obtain a verified REAL ID to board an aircraft.

No need to panic, your REAL ID won't be required until October of 2020, according to an article on wtnh.com. What exactly is a REAL ID-compliant license?

If your Connecticut driver's license doesn't have a white star in the upper right-hand corner, you won't be allowed to board an airplane. The star means your license is federally approved and meets all security standards.

If your license comes up for renewal before the October 2020 deadline date, you'll be given the choice of obtaining a regular license or a verified license.

My license was up for renewal this past February and I was given that option. Let me give you the heads-up about what's required to get your verified-REAL ID according to the CT DMV.

  1. You must visit a DMV field office.
  2. You must submit federally required ID documents such as a U.S. Passport, passport card, a certified copy of your birth certificate, proof of social security number on a W-2, or paystub.

I opted out of the verified license experience because I was born back in the Jurassic period which means I've lost or misplaced most of the required documents.

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