REAL ID - Department of Homeland Security

As of May 7, 2025, commercial flyers will need a REAL ID license or identification card or another acceptable identity document like a passport, or you're going to be subject to additional screening and potential delays.  This means that all travelers will need to have the REAL ID designation (gold star) on their driver's license or identification card or travel with a passport as of May 7, 2025.  

To help you obtain your REAL ID, there are helpful links below.

Iowa Mobile ID 

Iowans with TSA PreCheck can now present their Iowa Mobile ID as identification at select airports across the country including DSM.  To download the app, search "Iowa Mobile ID" on the App Store or Google Play. 

*Travelers should ensure they bring their physical ID in the event it is needed at the DSM security checkpoint or at other airports on the travel itinerary. 

Acceptable Forms of Identification

All forms of identification accepted by the TSA can be found here

Common forms of identification are: 

  • State issued identification card like a Driver's license
  • U.S. passport or Foreign government-issued passport
  • DHS trusted traveler card (i.e. Global Entry)