RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — North Carolina residents whose driver licenses or permits or revoked or suspended will now receive a state-issued ID card from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles.
The ID’s will be issued at no charge, according to a release from the N.C. Department of Transportation.
The N.C. General Assembly passed a law during the 2018 session allowing the measure. NCDMV officials began the process of issuing the ID’s over the past week, a release said.
According to a release, people who have driver licenses revoked, suspended, disqualified or canceled will be issued an identification card upon surrender of their most recent driver’s license. The ID does not give those people the right to drive but can be used as a form of photo ID for other purposes.
The DMV will mail the ID card to an individual after receiving the surrendered or seized license. Recipients do not need to apply to receive the card. Officials say the card will be mailed to the person’s address on file.
The ID card is valid until the suspended or revoked driver license is reinstated or reissued by the NCDMV. The ID card issuance is not retroactive and applies to driver licenses that were surrendered starting May 1, a release said.