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 (see photo) that should appear on the front of each license, in some cases, is either missing or on the back of the card. All Oklahoma license holders and ID card holders should examine their cards to make sure the image appears on the front.
The Altus Tag Agency where local citizens can go to get their driver licenses reported that they have not had trouble with this issue. “We check our laminates and know that all licenses issued from this office have been correct,” said Zina Robbins.
DPS officials say the licenses and ID cards with incorrect or missing images are still considered valid, but could cause delays or issues when the holder attempts to use them in places such as airports, banks or federal buildings.
Those who have licenses or ID cards without the holographic images can return them to the tag agency where the document was issued. A new card will be issued at no charge. If you don’t remember where you got your license, there is a 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.
For more information, you can also call the DPS Driver License Help Desk at 405-425-2020.
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