New Arizona Voluntary Travel ID

New Arizona Voluntary Travel ID

If you reside in Phoenix, or anywhere else in Arizona, and the traveling type, or you have any travel plans coming up, then you need to be aware of changes happening in October of 2020.  All Arizona residents wishing to fly will need the new the new Arizona travel ID, or you will be grounded.

The good news is that you can get this new Arizona Travel ID at one of our 1 Stop Title Loan locations throughout the Phoenix valley. We even have locations open on Saturdays if you are unable to stop by during the week. Skip the MVD lines and let us get this taken care of for you.


Why did the travel ID requirements change?
The current Arizona driver’s licenses are not compliant with the REAL ID Act that was passed by congress in 2005. This act aimed to tighten the identification that travelers use to fly with. In light of recent events, the government was looking for ways to increase security for U.S. citizens and provide identification that can be accepted by the federal government.

In Arizona, the state legislature passed a law requiring a license or card holder to take steps to secure an Arizona Travel ID. This new ID might be referred to as a REAL ID, Travel ID or Voluntary Travel ID. All of these names refer to this same type of identification.

Other current forms of acceptable travel identification include:

  • A passport
  • S. Department of Defense ID
  • Border crossing card
  • DHS trusted traveler card
  • Permanent resident card
  • For a complete list of appropriate travel identification, visit


If you have any plans to take a flight out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International, Phoenix Mesa-Gateway, Flagstaff, Tucson International and/or Yuma International airports after October 2020, then you will definitely need to have an updated ID. Also, some federally controlled facilities will require the new travel ID as well.

Where can I get a new Arizona Voluntary Travel ID?
There are multiple options to choose from when you are ready to obtain your new Arizona Travel ID. Here is a list of places to get your new ID:

  • Your nearest MVD office: many people choose to use their MVD office to obtain the new Travel ID, however these offices are usually very busy on a daily basis and not open on the weekends.
  • Authorized Third Party Motor Vehicle Services Locations: you can skip the long MVD lines by using a third party location, like 1 Stop Title Loans, with locations all over the valley. We are open on Saturdays to service all of your MVD and check cashing needs.

What do I need to get the new Arizona Voluntary Travel ID?
Obtaining the new ID will require you to provide proof of identification prior to receiving your new Travel ID. You will absolutely need to provide 4 documents in order to get your new Arizona Travel ID.

Here are the four documents that are required:

1 of the following proof of identity:

  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Current US Passport or Passport Card

AND 1 of the following proof of social security:

  • Social Security Card
  • W-2 form
  • 1099 Form
  • Paycheck stub

AND 2 other documents proving Arizona residency

  • Utility bills
  • Bank/credit card settlement
  • Insurance policy
  • Current Arizona license or registration with current address, etc.

How much is the new Arizona Voluntary Travel ID?
The new travel ID will cost $25 and will be valid for eight years in most cases. Expect the new ID to take 7-10 business days to arrive in the mail. Minors under the age of 18 do not need this new ID to travel with an adult who has proper identification.


Am I required to obtain an Arizona Voluntary Travel ID?
No. Unless you plan to fly from an Arizona airport or enter a federal building, Arizona residents are not required to obtain one. However, if you have travel plans or think you might be traveling after October 2020, then it is best to obtain this identification ASAP. The lines will only get longer the closer we get to the deadline. Make your way fast to a 1 Stop Title Loan location to avoid longer than normal lines.


Final Thoughts
The new Arizona Travel ID is very important to obtain if you have upcoming travel plans or plans to enter a federal building. The government is working to secure our nation and citizens after terror threats and attacks, this is one way they are working towards that goal.