Beginning July 2, 2018, customers will be:
New federal travel restrictions requiring secure identification go into effect October 2020 and Ohio is getting a jump-start on this process beginning July 2, 2018.
Both cards allow you to prove your identity for tasks like buying alcohol, obtaining social services or registering to vote, with just the driver's license allowing you to lawfully operate a motor vehicle.
NOTE: You will need to provide all required identity documents for a first time issuance of a driver license or identification card, regardless of your choice of a compliant or standard card.
If the answer is yes, you should consider getting a compliant card.
If you have another form of federal identification you can use for these purposes, such as a valid U.S. Passport or Passport Card, you may decide to have a standard card.
Minor children under the age of 18, who are flying with their parents, do not need a compliant card. Unaccompanied minors who wish to fly commercially will need a compliant card or a standard card with other federally approved documentation. (www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification)
Yes, both the compliant driver license and standard driver license will be valid for all lawful driving purposes.
You will still visit a Deputy Registrar for the driver license or identification card issuance process. Use the Acceptable Document checklist to identify what you need to bring to satisfy Ohio and federal requirements.
Obtaining a complaint card requires more documentation than the standard card. You will need to provide documents to prove identity:
The standard card does not require additional identity documents, unless the driver license or identification card is being issued for the first time.
Go to Acceptable Documents for a full list of required documents for both the compliant and standard DL-ID cards. You can use the interactive compliant document list to assist you in what to bring to a Deputy Registrar agency. The standard document is not interactive at this time.
A standard driver license or identification card can still be used for most functions, just not for airport security to fly commercially or access to federal buildings, including military bases.
No. The compliant card and standard card will cost the same. In fact, the new driver license and identification cards being issued after July 2, 2018, will not increase in price, but cost the same as the current driver license and identification card.
The Ohio Interim Documentation form will be issued as a temporary credential for use while a new permanent driver license or identification card is being manufactured and mailed.
WARNING: THE PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, OR POSSESSION OF A FORGED IDENTIFICATION CARD IS PROHIBITED PURSUANT TO OHIO REVISED CODE 2913.31.
It is at the discretion of the rental car agency to accept or not to accept the Ohio Interim Documentation form in order to rent a car.
Happy Birthday! You can renew 30 days prior to your 21st birthday in order to receive your new DL-ID in time for the actual day. However, your new DL-ID cannot be used to purchase items available to those 21 or older, until your actual 21st birthday.
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