Error Found on Some Oklahoma Driver Licenses, ID Cards
(OKLAHOMA CITY) The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety has announced that an error has been found on some Oklahoma driver licenses and identification cards. The holographic security emblem that should appear on the front of each individual license or card may, in some instances, appear on the back or not at all.
License holders and ID card holders are asked to examine their documents to make sure the image appears on the front. Please see attached image for an example of the correct holographic image.
DPS officials say the licenses and ID cards with incorrect or missing images are still considered valid, but will likely cause delays when the holder attempts to use them for personal identification in places such as airports, banks or federal buildings.
Those who have licenses or ID cards with incorrect images are encouraged to return to the Motor License Agency (Tag Agency) where the document was issued. A corrected license or ID card will be issued at no charge. Individuals are urged to do so at their earliest convenience.
To confirm which tag agency issued the faulty license or ID card, the bearer may check the four-digit number printed at the top right corner of the photograph on the card. The corresponding list of tag agencies is posted on the DPS website at https://www.dps.state.ok.us/dls/motor_license_agents.php.
Public inquiries may be directed to the DPS Driver License Help Desk at 405-425-2020.
WARNING: The Department of Public Safety has been made aware of Oklahomans receiving calls claiming that their driver license is suspended or is in need of reinstatement. The caller instructs the person to remit the required fees to take care of the problem. THIS IS A SCAM. The Department of Public Safety does not telephone individuals to advise them that their driver license is suspended, revoked or has any other adverse action pending.
All notifications of suspensions, revocations or other adverse actions are sent in writing to the individual by mail. Most importantly, the Department of Public Safety NEVER solicits payment of any fees or other costs over the telephone. For your protection, if you receive any telephone call that claims to have information regarding your driver license or driving privileges, you are encouraged to call the Department at (405) 425-2098 or (405) 425-2059.
Oklahoma Granted One-Year Extension on REAL-ID Requirements
The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety has received word from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that the state of Oklahoma has been granted a one-year extension until Oct. 10, 2016 in order to meet the requirements of the REAL-ID Act.
What this means for Oklahomans is that they will continue to be able to use their Oklahoma-issued driver license or identification card to access military bases and most federal facilities. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will also continue to accept valid Oklahoma Driver License and Identification cards.
DPS continues to partner with the Governor's office and Oklahoma's state and federal legislators in an effort to achieve a solution to REAL ID compliance.
NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE APPLICANTS EFFECTIVE: JULY 8, 2015
All CDL applicants, whether initial issuance, transfer, renewal, upgrade, or duplicate, must provide proof of citizenship or lawful permanent residency and proof of Oklahoma residency specified in 383.71 (a)(2)(v). CDL applicants will be required to bring 1 document from the U.S. Citizenship list and 1 document from the Oklahoma Residency (Domiciled) list. The document must show the applicants name and current address. A post office box is not acceptable.
383.71–List of Acceptable Proofs of Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residency Status
- Valid, unexpired U.S. Passport. (Passport card is acceptable)
- Certified copy of a birth certificate filed with a State Office of Vital Statistics or equivalent agency in the individual's State of birth, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
- Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) issued by the U.S. Department of State.
- Certificate of Naturalization issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
- Certificate of Citizenship issued by DHS.
Lawful Permanent Resident
- Valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card, issued by USCIS or INS
Acceptable Residency List
The applicant shall present a document from the list below containing the applicant's name and current residential street address. A post office box or other mail box address is not acceptable. The applicant cannot show mail with a forwarding address label or an adhesive address label on the envelope.
REVISED LIST EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2015
- Copy of federal or Oklahoma income tax return filing not more than eighteen months old.
- Current and valid life insurance, health insurance, or automobile liability policy or card with address.
- Installment loan contract or monthly statement dated within the last 3 months from a bank or other financial institution. Payday loan companies are not acceptable.
- Current Deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement or a residential lease.
- Current homeowners' or renters' insurance policy or statement.
- Professional license issued by an Oklahoma governmental agency
- Property tax bill or receipt dated within the last 12 months
- Sales tax or business license
- Social Security Administration document with Oklahoma street address dated within the last 12 months
- Transportation Security Administration (TSA) letter or TWIC card
- Utility bill (from an electric, telephone (home or cell), water, sewer, cable, satellite, heating oil, or propane provider) issued within the last sixty days.
- Valid concealed weapons permit.
- Certified copy of court order- Must contain the full name and date of birth of the applicant.
- Oklahoma Boat Title or Registration
- Current documents issued by the US Military indicating residential address
- Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Title or Registration
- Pilot's license
- Public assistance benefit card and correspondence dated within the last 8 months.
- W-2 wage or 1099 tax form from the current year
- Oklahoma Voter registration card
- Tribal Vehicle Titles or Registration
- Oklahoma High School, College, University transcript or Technology Center transcript for current school year or semester
- Oklahoma Agriculture exemption permit card (farm tax permit)
- Correspondence from an Oklahoma State Agency with current address dated within the last year. (cannont be forwarded mail)
DPS Launches Online Individual MVR Application
On March 26, 2015, DPS launched mvr.ok.gov, a new online system that serves as a one stop shop for individual driving history records. The new online MVR application will allow users to purchase their own MVR from the convenience of their home computer or mobile device.
Users simply enter requested information and will then have the option to print off the MVR immediately or have a temporary link sent to a personal email address where they can reprint the record for up to 30 days. All individual MVR (non-certified and certified copies) fees are: MVR-$25.00, certified fee-$3.00 (if requested) and $2.50 application fee.
You can go to the Online Services tab on this page or go to mvr.ok.gov to access this application.
Congratulations to the Graduating Class of the 63rd OHP Academy
OKLAHOMA CITY - Department of Public Safety officials announce the graduation of the 63nd Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy.
Graduation and commissioning ceremonies for forty-one new Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers will be held Friday, June 19, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Memorial Road Church of Christ located at 2221 E. Memorial Road in Edmond.
"We congratulate all of these new troopers on their hard work and dedication," said DPS Commissioner Michael C. Thompson.
OHP Chief, Colonel Ricky Adams said, "These young men have shown that they have what it takes to earn the title Oklahoma State Trooper, and we welcome them to our family."
The next phase of training for the graduates of the 63rd OHP Academy will consist of three months of field training with a senior trooper.
The forty-one cadets come to the Patrol from all over the state with a variety of work experiences. Their ages range from 21 to 40.
Commissioner Thompson challenged the graduating class to uphold the traditions and proud legacy of Troopers who have served Oklahoma since 1937.
Applications for the 64rd Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy are currently being accepted until June 30, 2015 at www.jointheohp.com
63rd Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy
Have you ever wondered what life is like for an OHP Academy Cadet? Click here, or click the 63rd Academy link at the top of this page to find out!
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Medical Self-CertificationEffective January 30, 2012, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be adding your medical certification status and the information on your medical examiner's certificate to your Commercial Driver's License System (CDLIS) record.
Veteran Logo Is Now Available On Driver License
The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety would like to remind Oklahoma veterans of the new "Veteran" logo that is available to be placed on the front of qualified veteran's Oklahoma driver license or state identification cards. "Oklahomans have a profound respect and admiration for the men and women who have bravely served our nation. The new veteran designation on state drivers' licenses is a small way in which we can honor their sacrifice and say "thank you" for their service to our state and our nation," Governor Mary Fallin
"We're pleased to announce that changes in the system, and card will allow Oklahoma veterans to identify themselves right on their license by choosing to have a special veteran's insignia added to the card," said DPS Commissioner and Secretary of Safety and Security, Mike Thompson, who also is a decorated Army soldier. "This option will be available after November 1, 2012 and was implemented as a manner in which to honor the men and women of Oklahoma who have served our country," Thompson said.
Retired General and Secretary of Military and Veteran Affairs, Rita Aragon, said that this will be of an advantage to military veterans who often do not have a Veterans Administration identification card because they do not have a disability. "Oklahoma veterans will now be able to present their Oklahoma driver license or state issued identification card that has the "Veteran" status on the front. Veterans can then present those cards to businesses that honor and provide discounts to military veterans," said Aragon. "This is a point of pride for veterans and Oklahoma's way of saying, "thank you for your service!" said Aragon.
Veterans who choose to have the "Veteran" status on their card will have to show proof of military service by providing their DD-214, 215, WWII discharge document, a US Department of Veterans Affairs photo ID card or an Oklahoma Army or Air National Guard NGB Form 22 when renewing or obtaining their identification card or driver license. Tag Agents With Veteran Photo
To book your appointment, visit https://apps.ok.gov/dps/exam/scheduler/index.uii
The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety's to Release Phase II of online scheduling system.
It's all about the experience.
Phase II of the new online scheduling system called is set to be implemented on Monday, October 7, 2013. With Phase II, applicants who are wanting to schedule an online appointment can now schedule for their Class D driving skills test along with other services such as the written learner permit test, CDL renewal and ID cards, etc. at field offices across the state. The new drive test schedule module will be tested at the Oklahoma City I-240 location for a short period of time before it will be made available at the other statewide locations.
This service also offers the opportunity to make appointments online or from their mobile device, while avoiding the inconvenience of standing in line. The online system uses industry-leading security, and only requires drivers to choose an appointment time at their location of choice and provide basic information, such as name, phone number, driver license number, email address.
For even greater flexibility, individuals will be able to choose a location, date and time when they would like to schedule an appointment. Another option is to search for the next available time for a road test. DPS has been working with OK.GOV for several months to implement this new module and are pleased to offer this service to the citizens of Oklahoma.
|*Oklahoma City||728 East I-240 Service Road|
|Edmond||28 East Main|
|Norman||430 N Berry Rd|
|Tulsa Eastgate||14002 E. 21st St Suite A|
|Tulsa West||3190 W. 21st St S.|
|Broken Arrow||1635 S. Main|
* IF ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE FULL FOR A PARTICULAR OFFICE, THAT LOCATION WILL NOT APPEAR AS A CHOICE INT HE MENU. ADDITIONAL APPOINTMENTS ARE ADDED DAILY SO PLEASE CHECK BACK.
To book your appointment visit https://apps.ok.gov/dps/exam/scheduler/index.uii If you encounter issues when trying to book an online appoinment please call 405-425-2020.
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