Handwritten Passport

Handwritten passports to be phased out by November 2015

Residents holding handwritten and 20-year duration passports with validity beyond November 2015 have been asked to reapply for its’ reissuance, to avoid any inconvenience in obtaining visas or problems related to immigration formalities.

 

 

 

Iowa Driver's License

Driver’s licenses to last longer

Plymouth County drivers renewing their licenses after Wednesday, Jan. 1 may not have to return in five years.  New legislation allows the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) to transition from five-year driver’s licenses to eight-year licenses, according to a press release.

 

 

 

Star-ID

New Driver’s License option through Real-ID Act

Airports will require you to show two types of IDs starting December 1st.  In response, the “STAR ID” program will start distributing a new, more secure ID.

 

 

 

Gift Card Fraud

Man Pleads Guilty To Fraud With Gift Cards

A store owner has pleaded guilty to running a scheme in which he directed others to steal items from large retailers and then return them for gift cards.