Department of State Driver's Licenses and Diplomatic Tax Exemption Cards

In 2011, the Office of Foreign Missions (OFM) refreshed the design of Department of State driver’s licenses, non-driver identification cards, and diplomatic tax exemption cards. These credentials incorporate numerous state-of-the-art security features which enhance their security and vastly reduce the risk of counterfeiting or fraud and also foster improved recognition and acceptance with vendors and law enforcement. The Department partners with the U.S. Government Printing Office (“GPO”) which prints the cards at its facility in Washington and mails them via the United States Postal Service directly to the card holder’s residential address.

Department of State Driver's Licenses

Information Flyer for Law Enforcement

White Paper Detailing the Department of State’s Newly Designed Driver’s License

Notice: Announcing Launch Date and Procedures For OFM's Newly designed Driver's Licenses

FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS: Law Enforcement officials are requested to contact the Office of Foreign Mission’s Diplomatic Motor Vehicle Office at or the Department’s Diplomatic Security Protective Liaison Office at (202) 895-3600 to obtain a copy of “Law Enforcement Training Materials (LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVE).” These materials contain a detailed explanation and description of the various security features of the new cards.

Diplomatic Tax Exemption Cards

OFM and AIT Tax Card Flyer