If you live in Illinois, you may decide to get a state identification card to prove your residency and your age. You can also use the card to complete government documents and to access state services. To get an Illinois state ID, you will need to gather documents like your Social Security card, a proof of residence, and your birth certificate and bring them to your nearest Driver Services office or Secretary of State facility . You will then need to pay the required fee, based on your age and residence status. The ID will then be issued to you in the mail so you can use it when you need it.

The new design contains more than 30 security features. The new documents are among the most secure of their kind in the country. The most apparent change is that the photos and personal data are laser engraved into the document rather than printed on them making the documents counterfeit and tamper resistant. The laser engraved photo also has a “grayscale” appearance that offers superior resolution for photo comparison purposes.

Beginning in Spring 2017, the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles will implement a new process for issuing driver licenses and ID cards. Under the new process, called central issuance, customers will no longer receive their permanent driver license and ID cards while at the office. After fraud checks have been completed to ensure a customer’s identity, a newly designed and more secure driver license/ ID will be printed at a central facility. The permanent driver license/ID card will be mailed to the specified mailing address on the customer’s application and will arrive within 20 days of the office visit.

At the office, you will receive a paper license/ID for temporary use until the permanent driver license/ID card arrives in the mail. In addition, office staff will return your expiring driver license/ID card to you.

Starting in August 2017, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles began issuing a new, more secure Florida driver license and ID card. By December 2017, the new credential became available at all service centers throughout Florida and online.

Beginning May 2019, the department began issuing modified credentials removing the magnetic strip on the back of the card, adding a tactile security feature to the front and changing some of the data layout.

The modified credential continues to provide Floridians the most secure over-the-counter credential on the market today.

Previous driver license and ID cards will still be in use alongside the new credential until replaced or phased out.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is now issuing newlyredesigned driver’s licenses and identification cards, which will be phased in over the next four years and will replace the old-style products.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation takes its responsibility to protect the identities and personal information of our customers very seriously. This redesign, with enhanced security features is an important part of that effort. Over the last 22 months, PennDOT has worked with MorphoTrust USA on planning, design and deployment of this major new security enhancement initiative.

 Some of the enhancements include:

 • Elimination of the magnetic strip

 • 1D and 2D Barcodes

 • Laser Perforation These new features improve fraud prevention and protection from counterfeiting and/or alteration.