November 27, 2006
Traveling? PLAN AHEAD. For your security, Massachusetts driver's licenses are centrally produced at a secure location. You will generally receive your license in 5 to 7 days after you visit the branch. While you will receive a receipt at the branch with your photo on it signifying your right to drive, this document will not be accepted by most airlines, cruise ships, etc, for travel as a state issued photo ID.
If you are in urgent need of a photo ID for travel, you may wish to submit a rush application for a U.S. Passport. A good explanation of the Passport application process can be found at: http://studenttravel.about.com/od/uspassports/f/passport_rush.htm