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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Starting Monday, July 2, Ohioans have the option of getting a "compliant" driver's license or identification card from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
If you want to use your state-issued license or ID to access federal facilities and pass airport security starting in October 2020, you'll need a compliant card.
Cards are good for four years. If yours expires between now and 2020, it may be worth the effort to get a compliant card.
Ohioans can still get "standard" licenses and ID cards. The cost for the cards is the same: $25.75.If you opt for a standard license or ID, you will be able to access federal facilities and fly within the U.S. with a valid passport.
You'll need to bring a few additional documents with you to the BMV to renew an expiring card or get a new one.
You can choose from several document types to satisfy the three requirements: Legal name, date of birth and proof of residence; Social Security Number; and address.Don't Edit
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A current U.S. passport will satisfy the requirement to prove your legal name, date of birth and legal U.S. residency.Don't Edit
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- Birth certificate
- Unexpired U.S. passport or passport card
- Permanent resident card
- Certificate of naturalization
- Certificate of citizenship
If your full legal name is different from that on your birth certificate, you'll also need to bring one of the following:
- Marriage certificate or license
- Court-certified copy of a court-ordered name change or
- Court-certified copy of decree of divorce or annulment.Don't Edit
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A W-2 wage and tax form including a full Social Security Number counts as proof of a valid Social Security Number.Don't Edit
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- Social Security card issued by the Social Security Administration
- A W-2 wage and tax statement
- A 1099 wage formDon't EditDon't Edit
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A statement for a major credit card or retail credit card issued within the last 60 days can count as one of two required documents showing the correct current address.Don't Edit
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Choose two to verify your current street address:
- An Ohio driver's license, learner's permit, commercial driver's license, motorcycle operator's license or identification card that is current or has been expired for less than six months.
- Ohio BMV vehicleregistration renewal notice.
- Checking, savings or online banking statement issued within the last 60 days.
- Utility bill from an electric, telephone, water, sewer, cable, satellite, heating provider, etc., issued within the last 60 days.
- Major credit card statement or major retail store credit card statement issued within the last 60 days.
- Property tax bill or receipt.
- Paycheck stub issued within the last six months.
- Public assistance check stub or food stamp card issued by a governmental agency.
- Valid insurance policy or card for premises liability, life insurance or automobile.
- Mortgage account or proof of home ownership.
- Ohio resident hunting or fishing license, current or previous year.
- Valid Ohio concealed handgun license.
- Certified school record or transcript.
- Installment loan contract from a bank or other financial institution.
- Ohio motor vehicle certificate of title (vehicle registration card is not accepted.)
- A Social Security Administration document.Don't Edit
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Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles deputy registrar offices will begin issuing "compliant" driver's licenses and state identification cards on Monday, July 2.Don't Edit
Need a reminder of what to bring?Don't Edit
The BMV has an online checklist you can print or email to yourself so you don't forget something.Don't Edit