Mix Nation Tips on What to Do When You Lost Your ID Before Traveling
So many tips and information on what to do when you lost your ID and your leaving on a flight before you can get a new one.
No one does immediate Drivers Licences or ID's anymore so unfortunately that is out of the question. I will do that but it can take 2-4 weeks to get a hard copy which didn't solve my problem of flying with having just lost my ID and where in the world could it be?
I think I had lost it on the greenbelt or at the downtown market Saturday morning.
We received a lot of texts on the subject as well. Some folks said check Craigslist which I didn't think about! We had folks from airlines too chime in and offer some wonderful insight. It sounds like TSA has options for those of us that have lost our ID at one of the worst times and don't have a passport. There are other "forms" of ID they will take and you have to go through extra screening though.
According to TSA, it is possible to fly if you lost your ID. If you cooperate and follow directions. This is what they state on their website tsa.gov :
In the event you arrive at the airport without valid identification, because it is lost or at home, you may still be allowed to fly. The TSA officer may ask you to complete an identity verification process which includes collecting information such as your name, current address, and other personal information to confirm your identity. If your identity is confirmed, you will be allowed to enter the screening checkpoint. You may be subject to additional screening, to include a patdown and screening of carry-on property.
You will not be allowed to enter the security checkpoint if your identity cannot be confirmed, you chose to not provide proper identification or you decline to cooperate with the identity verification process.
TSA recommends that you arrive at least two hours in advance of your flight time.