Virginia Driver License
Current license is polycarbonate card; 1D and 2D barcodes on back.
Prior license is plastic with security laminate; 1D and 2D barcodes on back. Licenses may show out-of-state address. For CDL, current license has “COMMERCIAL” and (on two lines) “DRIVER’S LICENSE”; prior has “COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE” below heading.
Current license: Vertical format with “UNDER 21” in heading and on back; black “UNDER 18 UNTIL (date)” and black “UNDER 21 UNTIL (date)” at bottom front; flower design in background.
Prior license: Vertical format with red photo outline; red “UNDER 21 UNTIL (date)” and “UNDER 18 UNTIL (date)” to right of photo.
Current license: Front: Secondary photo in clear window with variable type wave printing below. Customer number, expiration date, birth date, and holder’s signature in raised print. Customer number, date of birth, and gen-der in clear laser-engraved raised print at left photo edge. State seal, DMV logos, and text in UV ink. Back: Date of birth in clear laser-engraved raised print; holder’s signature. Both sides: Microprinting and fine-line designs. Prior license: State outline and name repeating across security overlay; microprinting.
Any letter followed by 8 digits.
8 years as of July 2008, expiring on birth-day. Prior to that date, 3-7 years for original licenses, renewals 5 years, expiring on birth-day in year licensee’s age is evenly divisible by 5. Period of authorized stay in the U.S. or, if no definite period, 1 year maximum for tem-porary (Limited Duration) licenses issued to foreign nationals.