State launches enhanced driver licenses

New York State is now open for applications for the new Enhanced Driver Licenses (EDLs). The new licenses are a convenient and affordable option for New Yorkers who are U.S. citizens and wish to obtain an identification document that will meet the requirements of the Department of Homeland Security starting next June. EDLs will do more than meet the documentation requirements. Thanks to new technology which will be embedded in the licenses, they will actually help to speed border crossings. Traditional passports, which must be physically scanned at the booth, will be slower. EDL applications are now accepted at any Dept. of Motor Vehicle office. Applicants will need acceptable documents establishing their citizenship and a Social Security card. For more information, visit www.nysdmv.com

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