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    Greyeagle wrote:


    Kelly Red wrote:


    Greyeagle wrote:


    Global Entry comes with an ID card similar in size to a DL. The downside is the time to get it is extended, usually a couple months from when the application is sent to when an interview (final step) can be set up with TSA. The interview is pretty easy and you get your traveler number right away and the ID card itself arrives 1-2 weeks after the interview. The cost is ~$100 and it’s good for 5-6 years IIRC.


    But a Global Entry card is not an ID card as it has no photo. The local liquor store isn’t going to be impressed by a Global Entry card :biggrin2: I think a basic MN card will cover it. An enhanced ID or a RealID card needs more documentation then a passport and birth certificate. When I got a RealID I needed a current bank statement with MN address and a utility bill with same. There are other forms that are accepted but almost ALL need you to have a MN address.

    A basic MN ID card will suffice for a college student.


    Mine has my photo, birthdate, and passport number. I actually used it as my ID with both Delta & TSA last time I flew.


    That’s odd, mine does not. I’m looking at it right now. A blue and white plastic card with a magnetic strip on the back. No photo.

    But I’ll comment again, he needs an ID that will be accepted as identification for things besides flying. Like I said, Dinkytown Liquors isn’t going to accept a Global Entry card. Nor will a GE get you entry into a bar. We’re talking a student, not a world traveler. Get a basic MN ID card.