The "Real ID" program – Heads up if you use your license as ID when flying

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Residents who use their driver’s license as picture identification when flying on a plane have to have a gold star in order to use it -- beginning in October 2020.

The gold star is part of the "Real ID" program – and means you meet federal regulations.

But there are a couple of important points.

If you have a license without the gold star, you can still use other approved identifications, such as a passport or military ID to fly.

New Jersey's Motor Vehicle Commission also has not yet said when the gold star licenses will be issued.

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