Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport and Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS) held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, October 12, to launch the opening of a Driver Service Bureau location at the airport.
“The Mississippi Department of Public Safety is proud to partner with the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport on opening another driver service bureau in our state,” said DPS Commissioner Sean Tindell. “This new addition will be a convenient location that will continue to promote and encourage our reduced wait times, customer service, and efficiency.”
The new DPS Driver Service Bureau location allows Coastal Mississippians to reserve appointments online to renew their driver’s licenses at the convenient airport office, which is located on the first floor near Baggage Claim 2. This service is available only by pre-arranged appointment or for a person who holds a boarding pass or flight reservation. Gulfport-Biloxi is the first airport in the State of Mississippi to open a DPS office.
“We are pleased the Mississippi Department of Public Safety is offering this option to the public providing a convenient service for travelers to become REAL ID compliant for future flights” said Clay Williams, Executive Director at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.
Beginning May 3, 2023, the Transportation Security Administration will require every air traveler 18 years of age and older to have a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States. REAL ID-compliant cards are marked with a star at the top of the card.
For more information on REAL ID and acceptable forms of ID, visit tsa.gov/real-id. For more information on the Mississippi Department of Public Safety’s Driver Service Bureau or to make an appointment, visit driverservicebureau.dps.ms.gov/.