Enhanced Drivers License Information

What is an EDL?
New York State offers an enhanced driver license, learner permit, and non-driver ID (EDL) that will meet the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) travel document requirement for land and sea border crossings. Travelers who are entering or re-entering the US from Cananda, Mexico and some countries in the Caribbean will be required to present approved travel documents. A New York State EDL document can be used for travel by land and sea between the US and Canada, Mexico, an some countries in the Caribbean. EDL documents are acceptable for air travel within the US, EDL documents are NOT for international air travel, you would need a passport for this.

Livingston County EDL Check List

Please note: only original or certified copy of US or US Territory Birth Certificate showing both first and last name, issued by a Board of Health, or Bureau of Vital Statistics is acceptable as a birth certificate. Certificate of Naturalization, Certificate of Citizenship, US DOS Consular Report of Birth Abroad or a US Passport or Passport card are also acceptable for proof of date of birth and US citizenship.

Also refer to ID-44EDL
  • FAQ This page provides answers to questions about the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) and New York State Enhanced photo driver licenses (EDLs) and Enhanced non-driver photo ID cards (ENDIDs). NYS issues EDLs (this includes Enhanced photo learner permits and ENDIDs) that comply with WHTI to applicants who can prove U.S. citizenship and NYS residency.
  • Forms To learn more about the NYS EDL and ENDID, read the EDL FAQs or use the links below. You must have a version number of 7.0 or later of Adobe Acrobat Reader® installed on your computer to use the DMV forms and other PDF documents. The latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader® is free at the Adobe web site. external link
  • Early Renewal Option You normally can renew a NYS Driver license or NDID only within 12 months or less of before the expiration date. However, you can apply for an EDL or ENDID renewal earlier than normal if you current driver license or NDID:
  • EDL Learners Permit Original Enhanced Driver License information CCRP1edl.pdf is stored on the DMV.NY.GOV website.