REAL ID and Passports (#33)
If you aren't a big traveler (and I know we have a lot of homebodies who read my site - LOL!), you might not be aware of the changes that will be required by October 1, 2020.
At that time, if you do not have a license that meets the REAL ID requirements, you will no longer be able to board an aircraft in the U.S.A.
I think this REAL ID information on the Homeland Security website is actually not very clear, but I'm going to link to it. You can always look up your individual state's information as well.
If you haven't looked into this, you should. Even if you don't plan to fly and are no longer a traveler, you have no idea when you may suddenly need to fly. If you don't have this, you cannot fly. At all. Not in an emergency or anything else.
Someone else who is following along with these Prudent & Prepared posts sent me an email and suggested that I mention the significance of having a passport. She said her parents made sure they all had passports - just in case. I think this is very wise.
However, I confess that I do not own one. Growing up, we were free to go back and forth into Canada with nothing needed. (I have always lived in Michigan.) That is no longer the case since the last time I drove through Cananda in 2000 to get to New England.
I've picked up the passport paperwork at the post office a couple of times over the years, but it's simply something our family could not afford to do. The REAL ID thing, however, is on my list and will be worked into the budget in the next month or two. Skipping this isn't an option.
So if you haven't heard of REAL ID, you should look into it and consider what you should do. I would not put it off to the last minute.
Thankful wife of David for 23 years and momma to Caroline for 13 years - Relaxed/Unschoolerish - Lover of books - Seeker of wisdom - Drinker of too many coconut milk mochas from Starbucks