Beginning July 1, the Georgia Department of Driver Services will require additional documentation when applying for or renewing your driver’s license or applying for an ID card.
It’s all part of a national security plan to improve the security of Georgia’s DL and ID cards and to be fully compliant with the Federal Real ID Act of 2005.
“We all had to go through this process when we first applied for a driver’s license,” said Susan Sports, communications director for the DDS. Providing the required documents will only be necessary this one time she said.
The only visible difference from the current DL/ID is that a gold star will be printed on the top right corner of the Secure DL and IDs. The new licensing process also is aimed at provding additional protection from identity theft.
According to the Georgia DDS website