Connecticut DMV Changing Driver’s License Renewal Procedures For Identity Verification

HARTFORD, CT (AP / WCBS 880) – The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles says residents will have decide whether to take an extra step and have their identify verified the next time they renew their driver’s license.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau On The Story

Commissioner Melody Currey unveiled plans for the new SelectCT ID on Thursday. The program, which begins on Oct. 3 and continues over the next six years, stems from new federal standards in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

LINK: SelectCT ID Program (Official Site)

People renewing their license or DMV-issued identification card will have to show documents to establish an historical record of their identity.

She told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau drivers should head down to their DMV office and bring a birth certificate or a passport, a Social Security card, and two pieces of mail to confirm their present address.

In return, they’ll get a gold star on their license, which will make it easier for them to get into federal buildings or onto airplanes.

People who decline will receive a license that will be stamped “not for federal identification.”

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  • Jack Schitt

    The requirement of “two pieces of mail” is so full of holes that it isn’t even worth discussing. Can you mail me something next week please? Thanks.

  • Linda

    In upstate New York I had to show six (6) pieces of ID before I could switch my Drivers License from another state back to New York. Good idea for securities sake and to protect the individual from ID theft.

  • Meme Meyagi

    gee, show birth certificate? that means osama obama hussein can’t get a license in connecticut

  • Bullett

    Years past when I worked for the airlines, we never excepted a social security card for i.d., I believe it even states on the front, as not for purposes of i.d.
    Now, I’m wondering how much longer it will be before all 50 states go to fingerprints and d.n.a. as a proven i.d., oh and lets not forget micro-chips.

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