Alabama STAR ID soon required for travel and access to federal facilities

Do you like to travel? Does your job require you to enter government buildings? You will soon be required to have a STAR ID.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agencydeveloped the STAR (Secure. Trusted. And Reliable.) I.D. program in response to the REAL ID Act of 2005. The new identification is one step beyond the regular Alabama driver’s license. It also covers a non-driver’s identification card.

Beginning on Oct. 1, 2020, all Alabama air travelers will be required to show their STAR ID in place of a state-issued ID or license for all domestic flights.