Cards Issued Since Mid 2007
Centrally issued cards have had the same security features in place since 2004. The main differences are that the rainbow colored lines and laminate extend to the edges of the card, and the plastic is thinner but stronger.
Cards Issued 2004 - 2007
Cards issued over the counter from 2004 to 2007 added new security features. The last of these will expire in mid-2015.
Cards Issued 1997 - 2004
The first generation of digital photo cards was issued from 1997 to 2004. The last of these will expire in 2012.