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More ID now needed to renew MO drivers' license

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By Kevin Lavery, KWMU

St. Louis – A new standard for renewing drivers' licenses in Missouri takes effect today (Friday).

Drivers will now be required to show proof of "lawful presence" in the U.S. That means producing a birth certificate, passport, citizenship or naturalization certificate or a certificate of birth abroad.

Department of Revenue director Trish Vincent says considerations will be made for drivers whose licenses expire within a few weeks.

"You know, that may not be enough time." Vincent said "Maybe they didn't know about these requirements. So we're going to put a sticker on the back side of their license to give them 60 additional days on their expiration so that they have time to go out and get these documents and come back and get renewed."

The state will send out notices six months ahead of a driver's license expiration.

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