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MOBILE ID: How will digital identification cards work for New Yorkers?

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Governor Kathy Hochul announced the launch of the New York Mobile ID, a digital version of a state-issued driver license, learner permit, or non-driver ID. Available for both iOS and Android users, this mobile ID can be downloaded through Google Play or the App Store by anyone with a valid state-issued ID.


“We’re excited to offer New Yorkers this advanced technology for added convenience and security,” said Governor Hochul. The mobile ID, accepted at nearly 30 TSA security checkpoints nationwide, allows users to control what personal information they share.

DMV Commissioner Mark J.F. Schroeder added, “Now, your ID can be on your cell phone. This provides a secure way to present identification without digging through your wallet.” The app requires users to register their phone number, scan their physical ID, and take a selfie for verification. For more information, visit the DMV website.



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