Senior citizens can now get a picture id that will never expire.
The DMV will be issuing free picture IDs for those over the age of 65.
Fox 25-48’s Neil Hebert has more information.
For the first time ever, the Wisconsin DMV is giving seniors over the age of 65 the opportunity to get a non-expiring identification card.
“this is a great thing for senior people that already have an identification card that may be homebound, in a nursing home, or are unable to renew that identification card;
Mark porter supervisor with the Wisconsin department of transportation, says seniors can either come into the DMV, or register their new id card online.
“What they would do is apply online, we’d use their latest picture that we have on record for them and issue them that non-expiring card.”
As far as the look of the new card?
“It will be the same type of card as our driver’s license or current identification cards, it’s just in the expiration area, it will say non-expiring.”
Seniors drivers who wish to obtain this non-expiring ID card must give up their driver’s license and their driving privileges. Having both this non-expiring id and driver’s license is illegal.
“If they get the identification card in Wisconsin, they’re also ineligible to drive a vehicle in any other state. So they can’t get an id card in Wisconsin and then head to Florida and get a driver’s license; that would cancel their ID card.”
In Eau Claire, Neil Hebert, fox 25-48 news at nine.