Gov. Nathan Deal has announced that more internet services are available to Georgia driver's license and ID card holders from the Georgia Department of Driver Services.
Customers can now provide additional residency information and/or Social Security information through the secure DDS website, www.dds.ga.gov, eliminating the need for a return trip to complete their permanent driver's license or ID issuance.
"I applaud Commissioner Rob Mikell and the entire DDS team for initiating this time-saving customer service feature while ensuring Georgia continues to produce one of the most secure licenses in the country," said Deal. "Our citizens deserve to have the highest degree of safety measures in place to safeguard their identity, and DDS is committed to achieving that goal in a customer-friendly manner and in compliance with federal regulations."
With the new SecureID Program, which are Real ID Homeland Security compliant licenses and ID Cards, customers can expect to present documentation to establish identity, a name change, citizenship or lawful presence in the United States, a Social Security number, and two documents to prove their residential address. Customers who presently hold a Georgia license or ID are issued an extended temporary license or ID until they return with any pending information.
DDS has been particularly focused on ensuring that each customer brings two proofs of their residential address along with their identity and Social Security number documentation. Approximately 20 percent of renewal customers historically have needed to return for a second visit to DDS to provide one or both proof of address documents.
"The summer months are historically a very busy time at DDS's customer service centers," Mikell said. "These additional online services will save many customers a return visit and, in turn, will help us manage the additional demand."
For more information visit www.dds.ga.gov or check the DDS facebook page.
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