Durable cards with security overlay on front and 2D barcode on back. For CDL, current license has “COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE” and blue map enclosing white “CDL.” As of 10/03/16, licenses compliant with REAL ID Act have gold circle/star cutout near upper right; noncompliant license states “NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION” in black above primary photo.
Vertical format; red photo frame with white “Under 21 until (date)” in red bar below photo, and, if applicable, black “Under 18 until (date)” in yellow bar above red bar. Intermediate license (issued to drivers 16-18) has yellow map, learner’s (issued to drivers 14-16) has white map; both with red photo frame and same under 18/21 notations.
Fine-line background; ghost image; driver’s signature appears twice; wavy lines, state seal, and flag in overlay; microprinting; state outline repeats in UV ink (see page 71). Overlay reversed on some earlier issues: curved lines across top, repeating seal and flag across remainder of card.
9 digits, beginning with 9, then 7 sequential digits, then a check digit.
8 years, expiring on birthday. Learner’s license expires on 16th birthday; intermediate license expires on 18th birthday; CDL, 4 years. End-of-stay date for non-U .S. citizens/foreign nationals.