Can I turn off the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip?

No. Tampering with or deactivating the RFID chip embedded in your enhanced driver's license or state ID card will invalidate it, so it cannot be used for border crossings. The RFID chip does not contain a power source, so it cannot be turned on and off. The chip contains only a unique reference number. It does not contain any personally identifying information.

A protective sleeve is provided with your license or ID card that prevents the chip from being read by an unsolicited RFID reader. When your license or ID is not in use, it is recommended that you keep it in its sleeve.




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