zrs70
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Can I Use An Expired Driver's License At TSA...?

Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:34 pm

.... along with a printer Temporary renewal? Or do I need to bring my current passport?
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RE: Can I Use An Expired Driver's License At TSA..

Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:42 pm

From what a relative experienced in a similar situation where she forgot her ID but had her passport, traveling domestically. If you bring just your current passport you will be subjected to secondary screening but you will be allowed through. So I think to be safe it would be best to take the passport.
 
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RE: Can I Use An Expired Driver's License At TSA..

Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:45 pm

Their website doesn't state an alternative to that case. It lists the valid forms of ID and expiration date is a parameter on the listing:

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/acceptable_documents.shtm

http://www.tsa.gov/assets/pdf/apis_documents.pdf

I would bring something that isn't expired.
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RE: Can I Use An Expired Driver's License At TSA..

Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:02 pm

I thought you only had to have your travel document to travel, and a driving licence was invalid as a travel document now?
 
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Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:15 pm

Quoting ajd1992 (Reply 3):
I thought you only had to have your travel document to travel, and a driving licence was invalid as a travel document now?

I believe they are talking about a domestic US flight.

Can't be expired. If you have another valid form of gov't ID bring it.
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RE: Can I Use An Expired Driver's License At TSA..

Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:52 pm

Quoting Plainplane (Reply 1):
If you bring just your current passport you will be subjected to secondary screening but you will be allowed through.

Unless this is recent, I don't think that's true. I usually use a passport for ID at the checkpoint when I'm going international, simply because I already have it out. I've never gotten secondary screening.

As for the OP's question- The best bet when dealing with TSA is to attract as little attention as possible, so bring a current ID.

[Edited 2010-10-27 13:55:37]
 
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Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:13 pm

Quoting iairallie (Reply 4):
I believe they are talking about a domestic US flight.

Can't be expired. If you have another valid form of gov't ID bring it.

No, I meant why do you need a passport AND a driving licence? I've flown on a US domestic flight with only a passport and have been fine.
 
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RE: Can I Use An Expired Driver's License At TSA..

Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:34 pm

As has been discussed on this site in the past, technically speaking, you do not need any identification at all when traveling domestically in the United States. If you forget your I.D., when checking in, politely tell the airline check-in staff and they will mark your boarding pass for secondary screening. TSA will then subject you to secondary screening. Now then, TSA could deny someone boarding if it wanted to, but personal experiences posted by people on this site indicate that if you are polite and respectful, 99 percent of the time TSA will let someone without identification board after being subjected to secondary screening. This happened to my mother-in-law: She forgot her I.D., informed the airline check-in staff of that fact, the airline marked her boarding card, and TSA subjected her to secondary screening and allowed her to board. Again, TSA could deny boarding, and it is always a good idea to travel with government-issued photo I.D., but technically speaking it is not required.
 
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RE: Can I Use An Expired Driver's License At TSA..

Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:46 pm

I would think that no matter the form of ID.............expired=invalid
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RE: Can I Use An Expired Driver's License At TSA..

Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:45 pm

Quoting mayor (Reply 8):
I would think that no matter the form of ID.............expired=invalid

I know that this isn't the case for travelling but expired passports are OK for up to 10 years past their expiry date for age identification in the UK.

[Edited 2010-10-28 10:45:31]
 
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RE: Can I Use An Expired Driver's License At TSA..

Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:11 pm

Quoting PacNWjet (Reply 7):
As has been discussed on this site in the past, technically speaking, you do not need any identification at all when traveling domestically in the United States.

so true
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RE: Can I Use An Expired Driver's License At TSA..

Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:52 pm

When my dad left his ID when we were traveling from JFK to TPA my mom had to go home and get his ID because the TSA agent wouldn't let him in. Our house was "only" 30 min away from JFK and boarding was 8:00AM (thankfully we were checked in by 6AM), my mom got back to the airport at 8:30-ish AM. As you can imagine, our names were called out throughtout the terminal several times and when we got to the plane everybody stared at us because we delayed the flight. Anyways, we always bring our passports, just in case.
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RE: Can I Use An Expired Driver's License At TSA..

Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:46 pm

Quoting JetBlue777 (Reply 11):

Well, the TSA hasn't been known as the model of consistency when applying security rules.
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RE: Can I Use An Expired Driver's License At TSA..

Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:44 am

Quoting zrs70 (Thread starter):
Can I Use An Expired Driver's License At TSA...?

As long as your not using the drive thru.   
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RE: Can I Use An Expired Driver's License At TSA..

Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:02 am

Quoting Plainplane (Reply 1):
If you bring just your current passport you will be subjected to secondary screening but you will be allowed through

Plainplane; what is the basis for your statement??

I use my passport for all domestic travel and have never been subjected to additional screening
 
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RE: Can I Use An Expired Driver's License At TSA..

Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:16 am

Passport works for domestic US travel without automatic secondary screen. Expired drivers will not work if TSA notices.

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