Congress passed the REAL ID Act in 2005.  The act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver licenses and ID cards.  Starting May 23, 2023 anyone wishing to board an airplane or access certain federal facilities will be required to present a REAL ID compliant license or ID card.  Visit the Washington State Department of Licensing website for more information.   

Useful links:

ID2023- ID options for Washington Residents 

 TSA – Real ID

Department of Homeland Security