Sunday, September 25, 2011
Connecticut getting you ready for the New World Order...
The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles in October will start a new program to offer verified identity protection to people renewing driver licenses and DMV-issued identification cards. This verification is done now on applicants for new licenses and ID cards. The department will ask renewing customers whether they want to show original identity documents to establish a record of their identity with the agency as well as for federal identification purposes. Customers can also reject the verification and simply get a regular driver’s license or ID card.
Through the program, called SelectCT ID, people verifying will get a gold star on the license or ID card. Those declining will have one stamped “Not for Federal Identification.” The difference could be extra screening under a proposed federal program slated to go into effect in 2017 for airports and federal buildings and also use for possible commercial transactions. The program stems from national security measures and federal identification standards resulting from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the U.S. It is also designed to offer residents additional protection against identity theft by having a historical record of proven original identity documents shown to DMV.
This identity protection and verification program is a one-time review of original identity documents. This new program will be available in all DMV and AAA offices. DMV advises people to decide early on whether they want an identity-verified license or DMV-issued ID card and prepare several weeks in advance by gathering or ordering any documents they might need when renewing a license or ID card.