The Idaho Department of Transportation (IDT) has completed its transition to a new, more secure identification system.
During the two-month transition period, the department issued nearly 30,000 licenses and state identifications. The cards have enhanced security features including fine lines and microprinting, ghost images, laser-perforated state-shaped patterns and bar codes.
The IDT also moved the card processing function to a central issuance system. When people apply for a card, they receive a temporary paper license that’s valid for 30 days. The permanent identification is made at a central secure location that can make the card and mail it to the applicant. Waiting time for the permanent ID is about 10 days.
Idaho is one of 24 states that processes its driver’s licenses and state identification cards through a central processing site.