In most countries, the government issues driver's licenses, residency cards and passports that usually require a photo. Some other examples that countries or states may issue are "trusted traveler" cards, military identification and personal identity verification (PIV cards).Know More
In the United States, driver's licenses and state identification cards are issued by individual states rather than the federal government. There is no mandatory national photo identification card for residency, but passports and passport cards require a photo. Other types of photo ID related to residency are permanent resident cards, border crossing cards and Native American tribal photo IDs.
Members of the U.S. military are issued a mandatory photo identification card and retirees (and their dependents) may continue to receive these cards. Military veterans who are eligible for care at Veterans Affairs hospitals also receive a medical photo identification card. Some civilians who work for the Department of Defense are also issued identification cards that can be used elsewhere as valid photo ID.
Trusted traveler cards are issued through a variety of programs approved by the Department of Homeland Security and are used to speed passage through security checkpoints at airports. These programs vary depending upon the traveler's point of origin or country of residency. Some examples are Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI and FAST.Learn more about DMV & Records
The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is chiefly responsible for registering vehicles and administering licenses for drivers. Other responsibilities include recording and registering ownership of vessels and recording ownership of the cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles that it registers. The DMV also issues identification cards to individuals and investigates consumer complaints.Full Answer >
The divisions within a typical highway safety and motor vehicle department are responsible for issuing drivers' licenses and identification cards, registering motor vehicles and boats, and assisting motorists on highways. The licensing sector provides examinations for new drivers and supplies license renewals and replacements.Full Answer >
According to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles website, applicants for new Indiana driver's licenses must present documents verifying their identity, Social Security number, United States lawful status and Indiana residency. These requirements for a SecureID are designed to comply with federal security laws.Full Answer >
As of 2015, residents of Ontario 80 years of age or older are required to renew their licenses every 2 years, while residents under 80 years of age are required to renew their licenses every 5 years. Residents receive renewal notices via mail at least 90 days before license expiration.Full Answer >