New driver’s license design to be launched on September 1

Norwegian Public Roads AdministrationPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

Everyone who orders a new driver’s license will, from September 1, receive one with a new design. At the same time, laminated paper driving licenses are being phased out.

“The new driver’s license design provides increased security against forgery and is easier to control,” senior engineer John Erik Kristiansen at the Norwegian Road Administration stated in a press release.

The Road Administration emphasizes that there is no requirement to replace older driving license models in credit card size. In contrast, the large pink plastic-laminated paper driving licenses (Vienna model 1-2) will not be valid after the New Year and must be renewed by January 1, 2023.

The new driver’s licenses are produced in polycarbonate and have the same format as today’s driver’s license – credit card size.

Several new security elements have been added to the new driving licenses, such as an optically variable security element, security pattern, unique serial number, and a QR code. In the micro text on the back of the driver’s license, you can now find the song “Hyvän illan.”

“The driving license has a new design with the national emblem placed in the top left corner and is printed with an optically variable ink that changes from green to blue when the card is viewed from different angles… This should contribute to easier control of the card’s authenticity,” John Erik Kristiansen stated.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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