Number: 1 letter and 12 digits, coded as: first letter of last name; 3 digits = code of last name; 3 digits= code of first name; 3 digits= code of middle name; 3 digits = code of month and day of birth. Licensee keeps same number even if name changes, so name codes may not match.
Template: Current design replicates Michigan IDs issued by the DMV.
Laser-engraved grayscale ghost image with tactile birth date above.
Tricolor ink “MICHIGAN” (twice) and bridge image become visible as license is tilted.
Laser-perforated “MICH”; microprinting; UV state seal on front.
Back; Ghost image, DOB in ultraviolet ink.
Enhanced licenses with same features & additional RFID (radio frequency ID).
May show Real ID.
Must show Michigan Address on all IDs.
Magnetic stripe used to validate licenses in SWIPE scanners. Two encoded QR codes with credentials data stored for READER scanners.