BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) has a new online tool to help citizens acquire a REAL ID. A virtual helper named ‘Louie’ guides users through brief questions and a checklist of requirements to identify specific documents they currently have and what more is needed before walking into an OMV location. The online service and more information about Louisiana’s REAL ID can be accessed from the OMV’s official website www.expresslane.org.
Louisiana is compliant with the REAL ID Act passed by Congress in 2005. The REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for state-issued Driver’s Licenses (DL) and Identification (ID) cards that can be used for official federal purposes. Louisiana's DL and ID cards bearing the gold star are REAL ID compliant. The deadline set by the Department of Homeland Security to acquire a REAL ID is October 1, 2020.
“We are excited to offer this innovative tool and hope it makes the process of getting a REAL ID a little easier for everyone,” Louisiana OMV Commissioner Karen St. Germain said.
About Louisiana Interactive
Louisiana Interactive is the official digital government partner for the state of Louisiana. The company builds and manages interactive services for departments and agencies throughout Louisiana Government. Louisiana Interactive is a wholly owned subsidiary of digital government firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV).
NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) launched the digital government industry in 1992, and continues to lead it, providing a secure payment engine and thousands of digital government solutions across a network of more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. In addition, NIC is a leading provider of outdoor recreation solutions, with 1 out of 6 hunting and fishing licenses in the United States sold using an NIC service. The Company launched the nation's first personal assistant for government and comprehensive mobile platform, Gov2Go®, as well as the innovative, data-driven prescription drug monitoring platform, RxGov®. More information is available at www.egov.com.