RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) released a refreshed design of Virginia driver’s licenses and ID cards on Monday.
According to the DMV, the new credentials incorporate next-generation enhanced security features that are resistant to counterfeiting, while the design illustrates “the beauty of iconic Virginia imagery.”
The current version features a view of the outside of the Virginia State Capitol, the new version features the inside of the rotunda dome. It also depicts Virginia’s official insect and state flower.
“The attractive design elements are actually layers of state-of-the-art security features,” said DMV Commissioner Gerald Lackey. “Virginians can count on their DMV to provide secure credentials that stand the test of time.”
The card also features some holdovers from the previous cards, issued since 2009, including the banner colors to differentiate between the driver’s license and ID card, blue and green, respectively. Cards for adults remain horizontal and vertical for those under age 21.
Those applying for a new license or ID card, REAL ID, or a renewal or replacement will receive the new design. The previous cards remain valid until the expiration date.
For more information, visit the DMV website.