Over 10 million New Yorkers will not have to worry if they have the right ID anymore to fly domestic. New York had been among four states and one territory that failed to comply with the federal law that required states to issue more secure IDs in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. There are still three options when applying for a driver's license: The state issues standard, Real ID, and Enhanced licenses. Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, only the Real ID and Enhanced licenses will be acceptable for domestic airline flights and entry to most federal facilities.
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