DMV on Tuesday Begins Phase-In of New
WETHERSFIELD – DMV beginning Tuesday, June 13, will phase-in a new program to mail driver licenses and ID cards to customers renewing them or applying for a new one. The agency will also introduce a new design for these credentials as part of a continuing effort to help prevent identity theft.
No longer will licenses and ID cards be handed to someone in the office. More than 25 states nationally now mail these credentials. Although residents still must appear at a DMV or AAA office to renew or apply for them, customers will be given a temporary paper card until the permanent card arrives in the mail.
The program, called Central Issuance, involves mailing permanent license and ID cards from a secure facility and is required under the federal Real ID Act. The phase-in of the program will begin with the Willimantic Branch office and continue during the next month at other DMV and at AAA offices, which also provide license and ID card services. The new design for licenses and IDs will include several new and upgraded security features.
“Come into DMV at least a week before your birthday, or even sooner, so that the new card arrives in your mailbox before the old one expires,” advised DMV Commissioner Michael Bzdyra.
Here are key highlights of the program:
DMV's long-time license vendor, MorphoTrust, has managed our current system since 2002 and will oversee the mailing to customers.
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