Nationwide outage impacting Minnesota driver's license applications

The outage on Monday morning affected services across the country.
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Vehicle and driver licensing services across Minnesota and the rest of the country have been impacted by a nationwide outage on Monday.

The Minnesota Department of Vehicle Services (DVS) said that all its exam stations, deputy registrar and driver's license agents offices had stopped accepting any driver's license applications due to the outage.

"The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) notified all state driver services agencies about a nationwide outage that is affecting driver verification systems," the DVS tweeted just before noon Monday.

"Without these AAMVA systems, DVS cannot accept any driver’s license applications."

The DVS didn't say by what time its systems would be operable.

However, there are signs that systems in other states are improving, with the systems having resumed in Tennessee around 11:30 a.m.

The outage comes at the start of what will be a busy year for the Minnesota DVS, with Minnesota set to become a Real ID-compliant state by October.

It means that all residents who don't have a Real ID driver's license will need to get one if they want to use their driver's license to fly domestic in the future.

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