MVC to require more ID for license renewal

Renewing your driver's license might take more time as of next month. A new federal law will require the process to be uniform in all

OAKLAND - Renewing your driver's license might take more time as of next month. A new federal law will require the process to be uniform in all 50 states.

As a result, drivers in New Jersey will have to provide more documents to prove who they are. The Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) says it will help prevent identity theft.

For proof of identity, drivers will need a birth certificate or passport. For Social Security, drivers can use their Social Security card, a W-2 form with a Social Security number or a 1099 form.

Drivers will also need two proofs of principal residence, which can include a bank statement or a utility bill.

Expired passports and drivers licenses can no longer serve as proof. For naturalized citizens or immigrants not born in the U.S., a resident card or current foreign passport will work.

The MVC urges drivers to check their website for a list of all valid documents.

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