Starting early next year Vermonters will be able to get special driver’s licenses that will enable them to enter the United States from Canada without a passport or other supporting documents.
The first few enhanced driver’s licenses will be issued next month to VIPs.
Vermont Motor Vehicle Commissioner Bonnie Rutledge says the new licenses cost $25 more than regular ones.
Anyone applying will have to present extensive documentation to prove their identity and be interviewed by a motor vehicle employee.
On June 1, travelers entering the U.S. by land or sea will need an enhanced driver’s license, a passport or special passport card issued by the U.S. State Department.