TSA began testing the acceptance of certain digital IDs, including mobile driver’s licenses (mDLs) from participating states, at select TSA PreCheck® checkpoints in early 2022. Checkpoints that are testing the acceptance of digital IDs will have signage posted. For the full list of participating field assessment pilot airports, participating states/issuing authorities, and eligible digital IDs, click here.
All passengers must continue to have readily available their physical driver’s license, identification card, or other acceptable ID listed on the TSA website. The TSA officer may require this physical ID in addition to the digital ID.
TSA recommends eligible travelers complete the process of adding their digital ID to their mobile device before arriving at the TSA checkpoint to get the most efficient passenger experience. Only passengers with TSA PreCheck® on their boarding pass will be eligible to participate in the digital ID testing at this time. TSA plans to add the capability to accept digital ID from other passengers in the future.
Digital identity has the ability to strengthen airport security and enhance the passenger experience by reducing touchpoints, providing greater privacy, and verifying IDs more accurately. The ability to automate the ID verification process is expected to mitigate risks while helping move passengers through screening more quickly.