Starting October 1, 2020, you’ll need a valid passport, a U.S. military ID, or a REAL ID-compliant driver license with a gold star to travel in the U.S.
Got a valid passport or a gold star?
You’re compliant and good to go!
No gold star? You have options!
If your license or ID expires before October 2020, you’ll get the gold star on your next renewal. If your card expires before October 2022, you can renew up to two years ahead of time to get the gold star.
Can I renew online?
Visit www.texas.gov/dlrenewal to check your eligibility and renew your driver’s license or ID online, or you can visit a DPS office.
Need more info on REAL ID?
Use the REAL ID Document Check for a customized checklist of the documents you’ll need to bring to your Driver License Office visit. Get more detailed information on REAL ID compliance at the DPS REAL ID website.