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My friend is flying home from dallas to san francisco

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My friend is flying home from dallas to san francisco tomorrow but lost her passport. What should she do?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: TSA
Expert:  TSA*Expert replied 9 months ago.

Hello,

If your friend has an unexpired driver's license/state ID or any of the additional ID items listed below, she can use those, to prove her identity at TSA security screening:

https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

As you can see, your friend will need additional screening, so it's advised to arrive at the airport about 2 hours in advance.

The TSA screeners have databases available to them to look up your friend's information to verify her identity, and the fact that this is her return trip, her passport was already checked as her proof of identity when she left San Francisco, so that's in her favor.

I hope this helps and all goes well with your friends security screening, tomorrow!

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Warmest regards,
Cher

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