New York ID
Description: Current license is rigid card with 1D and 2D barcodes on back. Current CDL has “COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE”. Non-CDL licenses may show out-of-state address. For EDL, current license has “ENHANCED” in gold bar below “DRIVER LICENSE”; with U.S. flag at lower right and 2D barcode and machine-readable zone on back.
Minor’s license: Current license: Vertical format with red “UNDER 21” below document title; under 18/21 notations; Horizontal format with red ID number, date of birth, and “UNDER 21” vertically at photo right.
Validation: Current license: Fine-line background; holder’s grayscale image and personal date laser-engraved; secondary image with line of gradually diminishing type below. Microprinting and UV features on both sides. Prior license: Optical variable device appears as a wavy line across front; large coat of arms in center visible under UV light, as is smaller coat of arms at top of photo; microprinting. “NY” repeats in rows across back and is visible under UV light.
Number: 9 digits, sequenced in three unhyphenated groups of three.
Term: All license renewals for classes are valid 8 years, expiring on birthday.