Here's the full list of changes Ohioans can expect starting Monday:
Receiving their state driver licenses and identification cards by mail in about 10 days after visiting a Deputy Registrar;
- Receiving a temporary card/confirmation of driving privileges until the card arrives in the mail; and having the option to have a driver license or identification card that is acceptable for federal identification purposes.
- One of the major factors for making the change was the new federal restrictions requiring secure identification go into effect October 2020. The BMV says Ohio is getting a jump start by making the change this year.
- Customers not wishing to have their licenses meet the new federal requirements will also have that option per the BMV.
Ohioans will still need to start the new license/ identification card process at the BMV.
The only visual difference between Ohio's compliant and standard cards is the star in the upper part of the card. Those who have another form of federal identification, such as a valid U.S. passport or passport card, may decide to have a standard card.