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UPDATE: TSA scanners fixed, can now read new Nevada IDs

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Posted at 4:31 PM, Sep 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-14 22:55:51-04

UPDATE Sept. 14: The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles has announced that the issue with the new Nevada identification cards and licenses has been rectified.

In a statement to 13 Action News a spokesperson for NVDMV said, "We received notification from our driver license vendor this morning that the problem has been resolved in most of the U.S. TSA scanners in the Eastern time zone will be updated this week. The rest of the country has been updated."

ORIGINAL STORY: Nevadans trying to catch a flight with the new driver's license design might want to show up at the airport earlier than those with the older version.

Gov. Steve Sisolak says that airport Transportation Security Administration scanners can't read the barcode on the updated design.

The cards impacted were rolled out in July this year.

The Nevada DMV and TSA are working to resolve the issue.

In the meantime, the TSA recommends that travelers show up to the airport earlier than they normally would to offset delays while going through security.

All Nevada DMV licenses issued this month and moving forward will feature the new design.

Learn more about the new cards at dmvnv.com.

For more information on the TSA's ID requirements visit tsa.gov.

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