For a complete account of documentation required for travel visit the site of the US State Department.
US & US Territory Travel Document Requirements
Passengers 18 years of age or older are required to have a U.S. federal or state-issued photo ID that contains name, date of birth, gender, expiration date and a tamper-resistant feature for travel to/from a U.S. Territory (United States Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico). These IDs include:
- U.S. passport
- U.S. passport card
- DHS "Trusted Traveler" cards (NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
- U.S. Military ID
- Permanent Resident Card
- Border Crossing Card
- DHS-designated enhanced driver's license
- Drivers Licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent) that meets REAL ID benchmarks (All states are currently in compliance)
- A Native American Tribal Photo ID
- An airline or airport-issued ID (if issued under a TSA-approved security plan)
- A Registered Traveler Card (that contains the following: Name; Date of Birth; Gender; Expiration date; and a Tamper-resistant feature)
- A foreign government-issued passport
- Canadian provincial driver's license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) card
- Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
Real ID/Domestic Travel
The REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for driver’s license issuance and production. Federal agencies will soon be prohibited from accepting driver’s licenses and ID cards issued by states who have not met the minimum standards of the Real ID Act. The purposes covered by the Act are: accessing Federal facilities, entering nuclear power plants, and, boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft.
Residents of some US states will soon be required to show additional ID, such as passports, if they wish to embark on air travel. This includes both international and domestic journeys.
DHS is currently reviewing extension requests from states with extensions that expired on October 10, 2017. DHS will update its web page as these reviews are completed and new extensions are granted. In the meantime there will be no change in enforcement status for these states.
States will have a grace period until January 22, 2018, meaning that Federal agencies (including TSA) will continue to accept driver’s license and identification cards issued by these states in accordance with each agency’s policies.
British Virgin Islands
When traveling to the British Virgin Islands, including Tortola, all U.S. citizens traveling outside of the United States are required to present a passport or other valid travel document to re-enter the United States. In addition to the above documentary requirements, U.S. citizens should also present onward or return tickets, and proof that they have sufficient funds for their stay in the BVI. Upon initial entry, a stay of no more than 30 days will be granted. At the end of 30 days, visitors must report to the Immigration Department's main office in Road Town, Tortola to request an extension.