Quick help please: TX CHL as photo ID to board plane?

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  1. airmotive

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    We're in CVG and wifey just realized she's lost her drivers license. Her only photo ID is her Texas CHL. At first blush it seem to fit the bill as a state issued ID with name, DOB, sex, address etc, etc....but has anyone used such an ID to board a plane??
     
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    Not an ID if it doesn't have her signature on it.
     

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    It's got it.
     
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    i'd think it'd be fine, make sure to leave your self some extra time incase you have to jump through hoops to get on the plane. I'm pretty sure you don't need ID if your willing to go through extra security, and the TSA are satisified you are who you say you are.
     
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    I ran into exactly this problem two years ago...

    I hadn't noticed that my Driver's License had expired - but when I presented it as ID to the security checker he told he he couldn't accept it since it was no longer valid. :wow:

    I then asked him what the criteria for ID was - and he said federal or state issued ID with picture - so I presented my Florida and Utah CCW, which sufficed and I flew! :)

    kestrou
     
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    i don't know if it'll work or not but i'd sure like to be a fly on the wall when you try it. lmao
     
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    Thanks...saved me a two hour drive to Indy (each way) to get her passport.
    Anyone can get a drivers license...a texas CHL is quite a bit more thorough.

    (BTW...we're here to see Jeff Dunham's Identity Crisis show here in Northern Kentucky. Funny as Hell!!! If he' in your town...go check it out. A bit (okay, quite a bit) more resque than his youtube or TV shows)
     
  8. Gallium

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    Not true. I have state ID (occupation) that has no signature on it.

    I also have other ID with a thumbprint+ pic. And I have seen a bunch of .fed ID without nary a signature.


    'Drew
     
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    When I drove up to move my future bride to the US from Canada, I did not bring my passport. It was not required at the time. However, when we got to the border in Michigan, we went inside to the immigration folks as she was coming in on a Fiannce' visa. Her Explorer wa packed to the top. We go through all the paperwork, and he asks me if I am a US Citizen and do I have my passport? I say no, he says do you have any ID? Yes, a TX DL. He says not good enough. Now I am worried. She is going to get in the US and I am going to be detained at the border. So I say, well I have a TX CHL, and produce it. He looks at it and says, OK. Little did he know you do not have to be Citizen to get one. As a matter of fact my wife got one within the first year of moving here.

    There are worse things to use as an ID. However, it may get her a little bit of extra scrutiny at the security checkpoint.
     
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    FYI...the Texas CHL was perfectly acceptable to the TSA as an ID....at least at CVG.
     
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    I am sorry but I have to ask....How do you lose a Drivers License?

    I still have my original Social Security card from when I was 9 years old. I am 54 now.
     
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    It's a valid state issued ID. It'll work fine. You might get a little extra attention from security, but maybe not. As someone else said, I'd arrive early just in case and bring your own lube so the rubber glove slides easier. :cool:
     
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    I will forward your question to the Mrs.:wow:
     
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    It needs to have a expiration date. I tried to use my LEO ID and was told this.
     
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    To settle a lot of this...here's a Texas CHL:

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    The TX CHL has everything the DL has, including the DL number. It even looks like a TX DL.
    I don't see why it wouldn't be accepted anywhere the DL is accepted.

    A while back I used my CHL at the bank, simply because it was the top card.
    The lady teller must have a CHL or gets a lot of them as ID, because she said, "I see they have changed them a bit".
     
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    I find this mildly humorous. When the card expires, do you stop being you? :supergrin:




    I suppose if it expires, you dispose of it and someone else who looks like you finds it and uses it, or alters their appearance to use it. (cue James Bond music).
     
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    Texas Drivers License or Texas I. D Card are the only Official for the State of

    Texas.

    Texas Concealed Handgun License is not for the above mentioned purpose of

    State Issued Identification.

    Get yourself an I. D. Card and show it to all but LEO's when driving.

    Hope this helps even if it is not what you want to hear.
     
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    You know that, but does the TSA know that?

    Clearly the Immigration Officer in Michigan did not know that a non-Citizen could get a Texas CHL. When you are in a bind, you use what ID you have as long as it is you ID! Then hope for the best, the other option is no chance of getting on the plane.

    What do you do if you are travelling and your wallet and ID get stolen? Surely that is not uncommon.