Have you have heard the Arizona Department of Transportation has revamped the Arizona driver's license and ID card? In an effort to cut down on the production of fake IDs and identity theft, the design of the license has been made more difficult to duplicate. The license is still in accordance with A.R.S. §28-3166 and contains all the same descriptive information, license class, holder's signature, and color photo. The security features embedded in the new design include the “unique Arizona geological features” in the lines of the background, a large color photo on the left with a secondary smaller photo on the right, and birthdates printed with a raised, tactile feel.
Along with the new look there is a new process to obtaining licenses and identification cards. As of June this year, customers at the MVD no longer walk out the same day with a permanent credential. Instead, they receive temporary papers with the cardholder's photo at the office. An official ID is mailed to the mailing address listed on the application from a central, secure office within 15 days. This new delivery system makes it more important than ever to keep your address current with the MVD.
There is no need to update your current license or ID to the new design. Current IDs will remain valid until they expire or require a photo update. The new cards do not carry any fee increase for obtaining a duplicate license or replacement.
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