The applicant for a driver's license, permit, or identification card shall have a full-face image taken by the department that is a representation of the true appearance of the applicant.
The face of the applicant must be uncovered and unobscured.
If an applicant objects to the capture of a full-face image or to the display of a full-face image on the driver's license, permit, or identification card due to a religious objection, the applicant may apply for a variance from this subpart under Minnesota Statutes, sections 14.055 and 14.056.
As a condition of granting a variance, the applicant must either allow placement of the full-face image in the department record or provide the department with a unique biometric identifier, such as fingerprints, that can be used by the department and allow enforcement agencies to identify the applicant.
The use of the previous image on file with the department is limited to:
duplicate driver's licenses and identification cards;
replacement of unexpired permits;
one renewal cycle for a person who applies to the department and certifies that the person is out-of-state at the time of expiration of the driver's license or identification card and intends to return within four years; and
verification of identity for issuing a Minnesota driver's license, permit, or identification card.
Within 30 days after the return to Minnesota of an applicant whose previous image was used in accordance with subpart 2, item C, the applicant shall appear at a driver's license renewal office and shall allow an updated image to be taken. The applicant shall comply with the identity provisions in part 7410.0400.
28 SR 314
October 11, 2007