Starting January 22, 2018, the TSA are going to turn away any Washington State Standard Driver’s License holder wishing to board an airplane whether it’s stamped, “Not to be used for Federal Purposes” or not. The new Standard Driver’s Licenses will be stamped with that statement after the 23 July implementation date. Current Standard Driver’s Licenses, although not so marked, are also going to be worthless for boarding aircraft or entering military bases, etc., starting on the effective date.
If you don’t have the correct Driver’s License and no other picture ID, you will have to fill out a time-consuming form. Your information will be put into a computer, and if it can be determined that you are in the US legally, only then you will be allowed to board the airplane. Allow plenty of time to perform this procedure prior to boarding!
You may upgrade to an Enhanced Driver’s License, probably for the remainder of your present 6 year standard driver’s license term, for $4.00 a year. To upgrade, a US birth certificate, passport or correct alien documentation (Green Card, Permanent Visa, etc.), will be required to prove you are in the US legally.
(See the TSA Identification Process…)