When your photograph is taken for a license, permit or ID card, your photo is automatically compared with the previous photo on file to make sure you are the same person who previously applied. Once your identity is verified you are given an interim driver license, permit or ID card to use until you receive your permanent card in the mail.
To prevent fraud, facial recognition software is used to prevent someone from obtaining identification in another persons name or under more than one name. Overnight, your photo is compared with all photos on DMV files to make sure that you do not have any other records. If no other records are found, your card is produced and mailed to the address you provide on the application. If DMV determines that you previously applied for an issuance in another name, your new card is not produced and your driving privilege and/or ID card or right to apply for a driving privilege and/or ID card may be suspended for one-year.