Tennessee will begin issuing Real-ID driver licenses on July 1

Posted at 6:25 AM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 00:00:51-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee's Driver Services will start issuing Real-ID driver licenses beginning July 1.

The Real-ID compliant-cards will be needed to fly on airplanes, go into federal buildings or enter military bases effective October 1, 2020.

Those IDs are marked with a gold star at the top of them.

The Real ID is designed to make driver's licenses less susceptible to forgery by requiring proof of U.S. residency. It requires states to retain copies of identification documents, like birth certificates.

For more information on what a Real ID is and how to get one, visit the Department of Homeland Security's website.