New York's New Driver License

The New York State DMV is pleased to introduce new driver licenses, learner permits and non-driver IDs!

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. Another change is that the license for those under 21 is vertical rather than horizontal. 

 NYS Driver License, Learner Permit and Non-Driver ID


See our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information on the transition to the new documents.

We are very excited to offer these secure documents to the public.