Louisiana’s new digital driver’s license app, LA Wallet, is now available to the public.
The app, according to the governor’s office, will enable drivers to keep a digital copy of their license on their cell phone ensuring they always have access to their identification. The App, called LA Wallet, was created under Louisiana law Act 625 by Rep. Ted James.
The app was designed in coordination with Louisiana State Police, the Department of Public Safety, and the Department of Motor Vehicles and developed by Louisiana software firm Envoc.
The app is the first digital driver’s license to fully launch in the United States.
The Governor’s office says that the app is free to download but an in-app charge will allow users to activate their license for legal acceptance. The digital license is valid for the life of a regular physical license and must be renewed via LA Wallet once the user’s physical license has been renewed via the OMV. The digital driver’s license will be accepted by Louisiana State Police
Updates to address and other information before a license’s expiration date can be updated on the app by linking and relinking a license. In April, the Business Report stated the app would be compatible with iOS and Android phones. It costs $5.99.
Digital licenses will not work when it comes to boarding an aircraft. According to LAWallet.com, official acceptance at restaurants, bars, and TSA is pending approval. Learn more here