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  • Biometric IDs

    Biometric IDs and the Future of Identification

    Exciting changes are on the horizon with respect to personal identification, as airlines and airports are beginning to set the groundwork to replace paper passports with biometric IDs instead. Biometric technology is not completely new, and is already being used to power facial and iris scanners, for example. An...
  • holiday travel tickets

    Why You Should Buy Holiday Travel Tickets Now

    If you’re already dreading buying holiday travel tickets, we don’t blame you! Traveling during the holidays and choosing the right time to book flights can be a nightmare, but the good news is it doesn’t have to be.   The general rule for buying holiday travel tickets is to...
  • NJ REAL ID extension

    Updates on the NJ REAL ID Extension

    The original NJ REAL ID deadline of October 10th, 2018 has been changed. This month the Garden State received an extension for REAL ID compliance, meaning you can continue to use your driver’s license as an ID at the airport for now.   The NJ REAL ID extension date...
  • Losing your passport abroad

    Losing Your Passport Abroad

    Losing any official document can easily be a nightmare, but especially so if that document is your passport while you’re traveling internationally. It’s easy to immediately slip into a panic as you think about potentially derailed travel plans, but don’t worry!   Following the steps outlined here will help you...
  • Oklahoma REAL ID

    Oklahoma REAL ID Deadline Approaches

    Local travel agents are reporting their clients are worrying about the approaching Oklahoma REAL ID deadline, currently set for October 10th, 2018. The state applied for an additional, year-long extension last month. Read the full story on Oklahoma REAL ID updates here. Official Travel Documents is your #1 source...
  • Maine REAL ID

    Maine Real ID Extension Updates

    In the latest Maine Real ID updates, the state has requested an extension to comply with Real ID requirements. The latest waiver is set to expire on October 10th of this year. According to Maine law, the requirements for Real ID must be met by July 1st, 2019. If...
  • Real ID NJ

    Real ID NJ: What You Need to Know

    Real ID NJ updates are here! With the Real ID deadline only a month away, New Jersey is preparing for the changes to come. An extension for Real ID enforcement was granted to the state until October 2019. All of the latest details on Real ID NJ can be...
  • Pennsylvania real ID pre-verification

    Pennsylvania Real ID Pre-Verification Begins

    Pennsylvania Real ID pre-verification has begun as of September 4th. PennDOT has begun pre-verifying residents on Tuesday to receive REAL IDs. Once Real IDs are available in March 2019, customers can apply for their new IDs online instead of applying in person. More details on this here. If you’re...