Update: The DMV has announced that it will be able to issue licenses beginning Tuesday morning, May 4th. It'll also be able to process name changes and other licensing transactions that have been on hold since last week.
DMV services were on hold Monday because of technical problems. But throughout the day, data was updated in the department’s system so cards that comply with the existing Nevada standards, in place since 2004, can now be issued.
However, the DMV will not be able to issue any licenses or ID cards under the Advanced Secure Issuance (ASI) process rolled out earlier this year. The DMV and the Nevada Legislative Commission are continuing to work on the regulations necessary for the ASI licensing program to move forward.
RENO, NV - The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is no longer issuing driver’s licenses to first time drivers and out of state drivers. License renewals will not be affected.
According to a spokesman for the DMV, regulations expired that allowed the DMV to use “advanced secured issuance,” a requirement for the Real ID program. As a result, the DMV cannot issue any new licenses for the foreseeable future.
A legislative subcommittee had planned to tackle the proposal of making Real ID optional in Nevada, however, that meeting has been pushed back to a later date.
Nevada is only one of nine states taking part in the federally mandated program.