Beginning July 2, 2018, customers will be:
Deputy Registrars will continue to be part of the driver license/ and identification card issuance process.
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.
The only visual difference between Ohio's compliant card and standard card is the star in the upper part of the card. Both driver licenses and identification cards allow you to prove your identity for tasks like buying alcohol, obtaining social services, or registering to vote, with just the driver license to lawfully operate a motor vehicle.
The compliant card can be used to fly, enter federal facilities or military bases and must provide all required identity documents.
The standard card cannot used to fly, enter federal facilities or military bases without the additional documentation as approved by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) or other federal requirements as needed. No additional documentation is needed at time of renewal. The first time issuance will need all required identity documents.
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)
- Your new driver license and identification card will be received in the mail within 10 business days after visiting a Deputy Registrar agency.
- Your new driver license or identification card will be mailed in a plain, white envelope.
- To monitor and track your mail, the U.S. Postal Service offers a free service called Informed Delivery. To learn more or to sign up for the service, please visit https://informeddelivery.usps.com.
- After 21 days, if you have not received your driver license or identification card, visit our website www.bmv.ohio.gov or call 1-844-OHIO-BMV (1-844-644-6268) to check the status of your card.
- You will receive an Ohio Interim Identification form until the card arrives in the mail.
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 compliant card requires more documents than the standard card. You will need to provide documents to prove identity documents:
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 the documents and use our interactive process to assist you in what to bring to a Deputy Registrar agency.
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.
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