What is an Enhanced Drivers License?
Not every driver in the US will require an enhanced driver’s license ; however a select group of individuals might want to consider obtaining this special license. Who will need such a license and how can you obtain one if you need it? Continue reading to learn those answers. If you are one of the people that could benefit from this special driver’s license I is only in your best interest that you immediately learn what it is and how to get your own.
A Look at the Enhanced Driver’s License
An enhanced driver’s license is a special license that can be obtained by those who are entering the United States from Mexico, Canada or the Caribbean. It serves as a permit to operate a vehicle, an identification source and proof of citizenship in the US. It makes it far easier to gain entry into the country and is also more affordable than the cost of obtaining a permit. In addition, it is more beneficial and serves far more purposes than the passport alone. The special license is not available for residents in allstates. Currently people who wish to reside in the states of Vermont, New York, Washington, and Michigan have the option of obtaining the enhanced driver’s license. There are a number of other states that are in the planning stages of offering the enhanced license but have yet began to offer it.
How to Obtain an Enhanced Driver’s License
Obtaining an enhanced driver’s license is easy. You must be at least 18 years of age to apply for the driver’s license, however there is a special permit offered for teens. This permit is called the Enhanced Intermediate Driver’s license. You must apply for the enhanced license in person, and must reside in one of the states that currently offer the license. You will need to visit the local DMV, or Department of Motor vehicles, to obtain the license.
What you Need to Apply for an Enhanced License
In order to apply for an enhanced driver’s license you need to make sure that you take several items with you on the day of your appointment. Without these items your application will not be processed and you can greatly delay the time that it takes to get your license. There are no special circumstances allowed, so if you do not have one or more items, get them before your appointment time. The following items are required:
Fast Facts: EnhancedDriver’s License
Here are a few fast facts about the enhanced license that you might be interested to know.
There are a number of differences between and enhanced license and a regular license. One of those differences is the word ‘enhanced’ is written on the front of the license. The license also contains a RFID chip that makes it easier to get past border crossings and a flag image that indicates a person holds US citizenship.