Last updated on December 5th, 2023 at 04:20 pm
Mississippi updates IDs & enhances issuing process
The Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced that it is now issuing newly designed driver’s licenses and state ID cards. This is the largest change in the department’s history. The transition started 5 years ago and is supposed to come to full completion at the end of this year.
The Mississippi DPS decided to do this as a security measure. Like many other states that have recently implemented this sort of change, the goal is to protect its citizens against identity theft and prevent counterfeiting.
Image of new Mississippi IDs, image from Mississippi Department of Public Safety.
DPS’s changes go beyond the design of the ID. The department has developed kiosks to expedite ID issuing services to Mississippi residents. According to Public Safety Commissioner Alberta Santa Cruz, “We are pleased to announce the roll-out of our new upgraded kiosks and online services geared at making transactions with the Department of Public Safety more efficient.”
Updated July 26, 2023
Mississippi’s updated ID is in full effect now, as well as the Department of Public Safety’s enhancement of the driver’s license issuing process. The Mississippi DPS website allows residents to renew their licenses online, receiving the new license in the mail. The department also offers appointment scheduling for many different service types, including driver’s license renewal, disability ID card renewal, security guard permit renewal, and so much more.
To learn more about the new Mississippi IDs, click here.