DMV unveils new card design

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The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles released a refreshed design of the Commonwealth’s driver’s licenses and ID cards today.

The new cards will feature the next generation of enhanced security features that are resistant to counterfeiting and illustrate iconic imagery of Virginia.

The previous design featured images of the outside of the State Capitol while the new card looks inside the domed rotunda.

The new cards also feature the state insect and state flower in the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly and the American Dogwood.

Those designs double as state of the art security features making them more difficult to counterfeit.

Some features will remain the same such as banner colors to help with rapid recognition.

Those under 21 will continue to receive vertical cards for easy identification.

If you apply for a new license, ID Card, Real ID, renewal, or replacement, you will receive the new design.

Cards featuring the old design will remain valid until the printed expiration date.

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