Travel Changes for 2018 – Passports Needed!

ID requirements for surrogate travel is changing

The Circle Surrogacy family spends a lot of time thinking about travel. Whether it’s coordinating travel for our donors, surrogates and intended parents, or setting out to host our own events, we have a whole team of people helping to make sure that everyone is able to reach their destination and get home according to plan. 

Beginning in January 2018, there will be changes to TSA and Homeland Security policies that may affect travel. As of next year, residents from certain states will be required to present a  passport or secondary form of identification when traveling with a state issued ID or license from a state not in compliance with the REAL ID Act. If you currently travel using an ID or license from Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, or Washington, you’ll need to present a passport or TSA accepted form of identification when traveling. 

If you’re a Circle donor, surrogate or intended parent from one of these states and have questions about the new requirements, read more on the Department of Homeland Security homepage or reach out to us with any questions.