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-DC DMV will no longer prevent DC residents from applying for a new or renewed driver’s license because of failing to meet the requirements of the Clean Hands Law.

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New Look, New Security, Same You!

New Look, New Security, Same You! Credential

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Effective Monday, July 17, 2023, the DC Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) will begin issuing a redesigned driver's license and identification card, incorporating iconic DC landmarks and imagery. Customers will continue to receive a temporary paper license or identification card that is valid for 45 days and the new credential will be mailed to the customer within 10-15 business days from issuance.This new design, along with the current central issuance process, incorporates updated security features to reduce fraud attempts.

A few of the security features on this new card design are noted below:

New Look, New Security, Same You! Credential


New Look, New Security, Same You! Credential


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