The clock is ticking: Are you REAL ID ready?

Bradley International Airport is joining the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to help promote an important deadline that is now less than a year away.

On May 7, 2025, U.S. travelers who use their driver’s license as a form of identification to board a domestic flight will need to make sure they have a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or an alternate form of acceptable identification, such as a passport. The REAL ID driver’s license and identification card have a small star in the upper right corner to indicate that individual meets federal regulations that establish minimum security. In addition to boarding a flight, a REAL ID will also be required to enter certain federal facilities.

On May 23, Bradley International Airport, the TSA and DMV held a news conference to promote the upcoming deadline, what it means for travelers, how to apply for a REAL ID and the processing time prior to delivery.

Click HERE to learn more about the REAL ID program location to get one.