Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division says temporary replacement IDs, driver's licenses can be printed at home


The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) is allowing customers applying for a duplicate driver's license or ID card to print temporary credentials at home on regular paper.

The MVD no longer requires those credentials to be printed on special blue-tinted paper used only at MVD locations.

“There was a misconception that the paper used by MVD to print temporary credentials added a level of security, but that wasn’t the case,” MVD Director Eric Jorgensen said. “Making this change means people can do this from the comfort of their home on ServiceArizona.com, and MVD staff have more time to serve people who need to visit an office. It’s one more way that MVD is getting customers out of line and safely on the road.”

Temporary credentials and a receipt showing that the resident has applied for a duplicate driver's license or ID card can be used until the permanent credentials arrive via mail.

Processing duplicate or replacement credentials is the second most common transaction in an MVD office, so reducing such in-office transactions can help MVD staff serve customers more efficiently.

The blue-tinted MVD credential form is still required for commercial driver's license and permit applications. Any resident obtaining their first driver's license or ID and those who need a photo update will also need to visit an MVD location.

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