DMV rolls out new ID security features 

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced in a recent press release new driver’s license and identification (ID) cards with updated security features.

The cards debut today with new, fraud-resistant design elements. They will feature:

  • Hard-to-replicate designs;
  • Transparent windows visible on the card’s right edge and back bottom edge;
  • A distinct “flipping effect” to prevent counterfeiting;
  • The familiar orange donor dot; and
  • The noticeable vertical format on cards for those under age 21.

The upgraded security features will be available on regular and Real ID cards. The laser-engraved version currently in circulation debuted in September 2015. These cards will remain valid until their expiration date.

Cards with the new features will be issued upon renewal, replacement, or first issuance. There is no requirement to get a new card, but customers may replace their card with the latest features by ordering a replacement.