Vermont Readies New Driver’s Licenses to Ease Border Crossing to Canada

November 26, 2008

Vermont is getting ready to issue its first enhanced driver’s licenses, which will allow holders to cross the United States-Canada border without a passport or other supporting documents.

State Motor Vehicle Commissioner Bonnie Rutledge says the first few are to be to issued to VIPs next month, and that they’ll be available to the general public early in 2009.

The new licenses will cost $25 more than regular ones. Anyone seeking them will have to present extensive documentation to prove their identity.

Starting on June 1, an enhanced driver’s license — or a passport, or passport card — will be needed to enter the U.S. by land from Canada.

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