Gov. John Bel Edwards announced LA Wallet will be made available to residents free of charge. The all digital identification and driver’s license app will suspend its fee of $5.99 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Since the beginning of our partnership, LA Wallet has always kept the people of Louisiana at the forefront of what they do and this latest action is no different,” Gov. Edwards said. “There have been many disruptions to our daily lives as we try to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana, and I want to thank LA Wallet for doing their part to make life a little easier for the people of our great state. Louisianans are resilient and we will get through this together.”
The digital license is valid for the life of the user’s license issuance. Once a user’s physical license expires, they must renew their license with the OMV and purchase a new digital license through LA Wallet.
LA Wallet becomes particularly handy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Physical licenses can carry and transfer the virus.
LA Wallet has a strict hands-free, no-touch policy. This means no one is allowed to touch or hold your mobile device when checking your digital ID, according to LA Wallet. The app offers multiple functions to verify a person’s identity and age.
Also, Louisiana State Police will accept your LA Wallet driver’s license. So, if you jump into your car to pick up your to-go order, but your forget your license at home, check for your smartphone. Louisiana State Police authorities will accept the official digital driver’s license.
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