The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will begin phasing in the new driver’s license in March that will fulfill federal REAL ID requirements to board an airplane or be allowed on Fort Campbell.
The Cabinet’s ‘Confident Kentucky’ initiative will offer two new license, permit and personal ID card versions.
Christian County should begin transitioning to offering the new ID during the first week of April, Todd County during the second week of April and Trigg County during the week of April 22nd.
An email says the new system is expected to be in place statewide by May and is part of an effort to introduce a new REAL ID compliant credential.
Commissioner of Vehicle Regulation Matt Henderson says Kentuckians will choose between a new standard or Voluntary Travel ID card version at their circuit court clerk’s office once they are within six months of their current card’s expiration date.
All new card versions will be mailed to applicants 5 to 10 days after applying at their local circuit court clerk office.
Henderson says you’ll need proper documentation of your identity to get the Voluntary Travel ID.
A Kentucky driver’s license, permit or identification card in the current and new standard version will continue to be accepted for U.S. air travel and military base entry through August 1st, 2019.
Henderson says Kentucky expects to maintain further extensions from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security until REAL ID enforcement begins next year.
At that point, a new Voluntary Travel ID card version or any federally accepted form of identification, like a passport, will be needed for airport security checkpoints and entry into military bases or restricted federal buildings.