Upcoming Changes to Kentucky Licenses

On Monday, August 13, 2018, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the launch of the Confident Kentucky initiative to improve the security of state driver’s licenses and introduce a new Voluntary Travel ID credential that meets federal standards to board U.S. flights and enter select federal facilities. Beginning January 2019 and expanding statewide by the spring, all Kentucky driver’s licenses, permits and personal IDs will have new security features, will arrive in the mail 5-10 business days after residents apply at their local Circuit Court Clerk’s office and will transition to an eight-year lifespan. New pricing will be in place to account for the doubles renewal cycle and additional security features. Once implemented, Kentuckians can request a license, permit, or personal ID in one of two versions to best suit their needs: a standard credential or a Voluntary Travel ID credential. For more information about upcoming changes, visit drive.ky.gov/confidentky.

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