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Policy on License / ID Photographs

The Department of Motor Vehicles reserves the right to refuse to issue a driver's license or identification card to any applicant that appears for photographing in a disguise or who intentionally distorts their face to alter their appearance.

A disguise includes, but is not limited to, unusual makeup, paint, wig, sunglasses or false facial hair. Facial distortion includes, but is not limited to, deliberately crossing or squinting eyes, or opening or twisting mouth.

Caps, hats, turbans, et cetera, may be worn for religious or medical reasons only. Additionally, veils worn for religious reasons which cover or partially cover the face may be worn, however, they must be adjusted to allow a full-faced photograph.