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Ohio's New Driver's License/ID Card

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Ohio's New Driver's License/ID Card

Published Friday, September 28, 2018

Two Versions

You will have the option to obtain a Compliant DL-ID or a Standard DL-ID.  Here are the differences between the two:

COMPLIANT card STANDARD card

Meets national travel security requirements - a federally Compliant form of identification will be required to fly commercially or to access federal facilities or military bases.

Obtaining a Compliant card requires more identity documents than the Standard Card. You will need to provide documents to prove the following:

  • full legal name
  • date of birth
  • social security number
  • proof of Ohio residency
  • proof of legal presence

Does not meet national travel security requirements - a Standard card will need to be used in conjunction with a passport or other acceptable documents approved by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in order to fly commercially or to access a federal facility or military base.

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

The Standard card does not require additional identity documents, unless the DL-ID is being issued for the first time.

 

Source:  http://www.bmv.ohio.gov/NEWDL-ID/index.aspx 

 


Receive in the mail in ~ 10 days

You will no longer leave the Deputy Registrar with your new license.  The new card will be mailed to you in a plain white envelope.  In the interim, you will receive a temporary card.  This card is not a form of identification, so plan carefully!  If you are traveling by air around the time your card is due to expire, allow yourself 15-20 days to obtain your new card. 

 

Check your expiration date

Your current license, regardless of its expiration date, will not be accepted after October 1, 2020.  Beat the rush and renew your license to the federally compliant version well in advance. 

 

Have more questions? 

Check out  http://www.bmv.ohio.gov/NEWDL-ID/index.aspx for more information.

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