Maryland TSA PreCheck travelers can use a mobile ID at 2 airports

Airline passengers can now use their Maryland-issued mobile driver’s license or mobile ID card in Apple Wallet to verify their identity at airport security, the Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday. Video above — ROSSEN REPORTS: New Apple ID to Speed ​​Airport Security TSA PreCheck travelers can use their mobile license or ID at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall and Ronald Reagan Washington National airports. Only passengers with TSA PreCheck added to their boarding pass will now be eligible. TSA said it plans to implement the program for other passengers soon. The effort is done in collaboration with the state of Maryland and Apple. Maryland joins Arizona as the second state to offer this feature. Starting Wednesday, travelers with Maryland driver’s licenses or state-issued IDs can add a digital version to their iPhone’s Apple Wallet for use at TSA airport security checkpoints if they’re enrolled and using TSA. PreCheck. “This marks another milestone in TSA’s efforts to continue to provide a seamless and secure airport security screening process at BWI,” said Christopher Murgia, TSA director of federal security for BWI-Marshall, in a statement. “Mobile device technologies continually evolve to provide a more secure experience for residents, and the TSA is committed to expanding the use of these technologies wherever possible to enhance airport security and facilitate greater accuracy in identity verification.” at TSA checkpoints. Travelers must have their mobile driver’s license or state ID in Apple Wallet before arriving at the TSA checkpoint in order to use it. There is a process to get confirmation.| MVA LINK: How to use the Maryland Mobile ID, install it in your Apple Wallet Then, to use the license or Mobile ID, travelers must touch their iPhone or Apple Watch to the TSA Credential Authentication Technology reader at the travel document verification podium. The TSA officer will then verify the passenger’s identity and flight status. The TSA said the identification data is encrypted and transmitted digitally. All travelers must still carry and have on hand their physical driver’s license or state identification card, or other acceptable identification listed on the TSA website. This physical ID may be required by the TSA officer. TSA introduced the mobile driver license concept in April 2021. TSA said its interest in this technology is driven by the potential security and privacy improvements provided by mobile driver licenses compared to physical cards. In addition, contactless identity verification will have health and security benefits in response to the pandemic, the TSA said.

Airline passengers can now use their Maryland-issued mobile driver’s license or mobile ID card in Apple Wallet to verify their identity at airport security, the Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday.

| Video above — ROSSEN REPORTS: New Apple ID to speed up airport security

TSA PreCheck travelers can use their mobile license or IDs at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall and Ronald Reagan Washington National airports. Only passengers with TSA PreCheck added to their boarding pass will now be eligible. TSA said it plans to implement the program for other passengers soon.

The effort comes in collaboration with the state of Maryland and Apple. Maryland joins Arizona as the second state to offer this feature.

Starting Wednesday, travelers with Maryland state-issued driver’s licenses or state IDs can add a digital version to their iPhone’s Apple Wallet for use at TSA airport security checkpoints if they’re enrolled and using TSA PreCheck.

“This marks another milestone in TSA’s efforts to continue to provide a secure and seamless airport security screening process at BWI,” Christopher Murgia, TSA federal director of security for BWI-Marshall, said in a statement. “Mobile device technologies continually evolve to provide a more secure experience for residents, and the TSA is committed to expanding the use of these technologies wherever possible to enhance airport security and facilitate greater accuracy in identity verification.” at TSA checkpoints.

Travelers must have their mobile driver’s license or state ID in Apple Wallet before arriving at the TSA checkpoint in order to use it. There is a process to be confirmed.

| MVA LINK: How to use Maryland Mobile ID, install it in your Apple Wallet

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Then, to use the license or mobile ID, travelers must touch their iPhone or Apple Watch to the TSA Credential Authentication Technology reader at the travel document verification podium. The TSA officer will then verify the identity of the passenger and the status of the flight.

The TSA said the identification data is encrypted and transmitted digitally. All travelers must still carry and have on hand their physical driver’s license or state identification card, or other acceptable identification listed on the TSA website. This physical ID may be required by the TSA officer.

TSA introduced the mobile driver license concept in April 2021. TSA said its interest in this technology is due to the potential security and privacy improvements provided by mobile driver licenses compared to physical cards. In addition, contactless identity verification will have health and security benefits in response to the pandemic, the TSA said.

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