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Here is what you need to know to get your new State of Ohio Compliant Driver’s License or identification card:

 

– Compliant driver’s license/ID cards have enhanced security features 
– You will need five forms of identification to obtain the new compliant card
– After October 1, 2020, you will not be able to fly without the new compliant card
– All of the below information can be found on the State of Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles website

 

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As of July 2, 2018, anyone who went to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles was able to renew or obtain their new State of Ohio Compliant Driver’s License.

 

The new federally compliant license or identification cards will meet national travel security requirements to fly, have access to federal facilities or military bases if need be and will include a number of enhanced security features. These cards are also marked with a black star in the righthand corner.

 

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How do I obtain the new State of Ohio compliant driver’s license or identification card?
Obtaining the compliant license or identification card is a slightly different process than one is used to when renewing or obtaining their standard license or identification card. Each person will need to provide the following documents:

– Full legal name
– Date of birth (birth certificate or passport)
– Social security number
– Proof of Ohio residency (utility bill or bank statement)
– Proof of legal presence (utility bill or bank statement)
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What do I need the new State of Ohio compliant driver’s license and identification card?
Centralizing the production of driver licenses and identification cards will reduce fraud and identity theft by:

– Ensuring driver licenses and ID cards are issued to legitimate cardholders only;
– Preventing loss and theft of secure materials from Deputy Registrar agencies; and,
– Providing a more secure printing environment and reduce costs associated with security renovations at local Deputy Registrar agencies.

 

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Please remember that the standard State of Ohio Driver Licenses and Identification cards issued prior to July 2, 2018, will not be accepted by TSA after October 1, 2020. A standard driver’s license or identification 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.

 

**All of the above information has been obtained from the State of Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles website.

 

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