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Ohio Driver License – Identification Card

To ensure greater security and identity protection for customers, and to comply with federal regulations, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles introduced a new Ohio driver license and identification (DL-ID) card, effective July 2, 2018. Customers may choose a Compliant DL-ID or a Standard DL-ID:

  • A Compliant DL-ID meets national travel security requirements. Beginning in October 2020, a federally-compliant form of identification will be required to fly commercially or to access federal facilities or military bases.
  • A Standard DL-ID does not meet national travel security requirements. Beginning in October 2020, a standard card will need to be used in conjunction with a passport or other acceptable documents approved by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in order to fly commercially or to access a federal facility.

Both cards allow you to prove your identity for tasks like buying alcohol, obtaining social services, or registering to vote. Only a driver's license can authorize the operation of a motor vehicle.

The two options require different identity documents. Use the links to learn more.