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Can I use an expired ID for airport security?

No. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires that all passengers (18 and over) show a U.S. federal or state-issued photo ID in order to get through the security checkpoint and onto your flight.

Acceptable IDs include:

• U.S. passport

• U.S. passport card

• DHS “Trusted Traveler” cards (NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)

• U.S. Military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DOD civilians)

• Permanent Resident Card

• Border Crossing Card

• DHS-designated enhanced driver’s license

• Drivers Licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent)

• A Native American Tribal Photo ID

• An airline or airport-issued ID (if issued under a TSA-approved security plan)

• A foreign government-issued passport

• Canadian provincial driver’s license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) card

• Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

Passengers who do not or cannot present an acceptable ID will have to provide information to the Transportation Security Officer performing Travel Document Checking duties in order to verify their identity. Passengers who are cleared through this process may be subject to additional screening. Passengers whose identity cannot be verified by TSA may not be allowed to enter the screening checkpoint or onto an airplane.