The new design, which contains more than 30 security features, places them among the most secure of their kind in the country. The most apparent change in the documents 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. Another change is that the license for those under 21 will be vertical rather than horizontal.
See our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information on the transition to the new documents, including when they can be requested through various DMV offices, by mail and online.
We are very excited about offering these secure documents to the public.