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Fri Jul 6, 2012, 08:50 PM

Good Luck renewing your GA Dirvers License.

You will now need four pieces of identification. Glad I renewed mine in May.
http://www.11alive.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=241066

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Motorists with a Georgia driver's license that is set to renew on July 1 or later are looking at major changes to the way they update their licenses.

In order to renew or reinstate a driver's license, motorists will have to go to the license office in person and provide proof of who they are along with where they live.

When they show up, motorists will have to provide an original copy of a birth certificate or current passport, along with a Social Security card or document like a W-2 or income tax return that shows a Social Security number -- and two documents that verify a motorist's permanant address.

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Reply Good Luck renewing your GA Dirvers License. (Original post)
unapatriciated Jul 2012 OP
femmocrat Jul 2012 #1
Sherman A1 Jul 2012 #3
demosincebirth Jul 2012 #2
southernyankeebelle Jul 2012 #4
unapatriciated Jul 2012 #6
southernyankeebelle Jul 2012 #10
ProgressiveProfessor Jul 2012 #16
southernyankeebelle Jul 2012 #17
Ilsa Jul 2012 #15
southernyankeebelle Jul 2012 #18
TreasonousBastard Jul 2012 #5
unapatriciated Jul 2012 #8
rateyes Jul 2012 #7
unapatriciated Jul 2012 #9
Liberal Gramma Jul 2012 #11
unapatriciated Jul 2012 #14
drm604 Jul 2012 #12
Ilsa Jul 2012 #13
Phentex Jul 2012 #19
ecstatic Jul 2012 #21
Phentex Jul 2012 #22
RebelOne Jul 2012 #20
demilib Aug 2012 #23

Response to unapatriciated (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 08:52 PM

1. Good grief!

They are really going overboard. Wait until Corbett hears about this... PA will be next.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 08:56 PM

3. They installed the birth certificate thing in Missouri a few years back

the beauty of this was in order to get a certified copy of your birth certificate, you had to show your driver's license. I recently went to renew mine at the DMV office and they didn't even look at the passport I brought along for I.D. just the old driver's license and of course the check to pay for it all.

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Response to unapatriciated (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 08:55 PM

2. Wow, in that case, I could be classified as an illigal immigrant.

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Response to unapatriciated (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 08:59 PM

4. Why do people need a passport if they never travel out of the country? That is expensive if

 

you aren't going to use it.

Well I wonder how would it work if my husband was a German when he was born and was adopted and brought here at the age of 4 or 5. His birth certificate is in German. He is an american citizen. So how will that work, I wonder?

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 09:07 PM

6. hubby has to renew his next year.

All the utilities and house is in my name. He only has one credit card bill that is mailed to the home address. So he will have to put one of the utilities in his name to satisfy the last requirement. They say this is all about keeping us safe, I say it is more about voter suppression.

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Response to unapatriciated (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 09:29 PM

10. I think so too. What about soldiers who are out of the country and have GA Licenses?

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 08:53 AM

16. There are special procedures for military who are not physically resident in the state

If you have declared State X as your residence, you and your family carry their drivers license and license plates for your car, regardless of where you live. Look for a lot of Texas plates near USAF bases and Florida plates near NAVAIR facilities.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #16)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 10:33 AM

17. Well I know my husband is retired from the military. But I am wondering if a soldier is needing

 

to update his license I guess what you are saying is really there is no change. My nephew is from GA and he is a civilian working for the military and will be taking a new job in another state. He has decided to go for a year to see if he will like it and if he does he will move his family to his new state. I can't see why he wouldn't like it. There are so much opportunities in the MD, VA and DC areas for the kind of work he will be doing.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 10:13 PM

15. I bet he'll need all of the documents,

including adoption papers with his birth certificate, not that they can read it.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #15)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 10:35 AM

18. Thank god we don't live in GA. However, I have a sister living there. But this is one thing

 

that bothers me is the passport. Many people don't travel. If you have your birth certificate that should be enough to get whatever else they want. Why birth certificate?

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Response to unapatriciated (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 09:03 PM

5. It's some federal anti-terrorist bullshit going back to the Patriot Act...

and NY and NJ did similar stuff years ago.

Wotta pain in the ass, but we all managed to get renewed.

FWIW, there's an office in NYC where I went in, gave them my name and birthdate and 15 bucks, and they printed out a generic birth certificate. (I didn't try giving them someone else's name)

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Response to unapatriciated (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 09:10 PM

7. they required that of me when i moved here 12 years ago.

i asked if they wanted a dna sample too.

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Response to rateyes (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 09:12 PM

9. We moved here six years ago and all we had to do was surrender our Ca Drivers license.

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Response to unapatriciated (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 10:08 PM

11. Voter suppression in the making

The intent is to cleanse the electoral rolls of poor people who might not have this kind of documentation. Similar to Jim Crow laws and should be just as illegal.

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Response to Liberal Gramma (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 10:12 PM

14. I agree TPTB do not want poor people voting.

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Response to unapatriciated (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 10:12 PM

12. When people start losing their driver's license

over some paperwork requirements, they will raise hell regardless of their party.

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Response to unapatriciated (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 10:12 PM

13. If you are a married woman, you need

to bring your marriage license if your birth certificate name doesn't match the name on the other documents.

It also helps to call and make an appointment. You don't have to wait as long, but you may have to drive to an office further away.

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Response to unapatriciated (Original post)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 11:33 AM

19. I renewed for ten years and still have five to go...

I'm glad my youngest got his learner's permit before the new law just because of the lines they have shown on tv. When we got his, the process was quick and simple. I did have to bring SS, birth certificate and proof of attendance but I thought it was because of first issuance.

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Response to Phentex (Reply #19)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 11:37 AM

21. Same here (I have 6 yrs to go), but

something tells me we'll be forced to renew sooner as more and more people question why our licenses look so retro. Hopefully, at a discount. Thank goodness I have a passport because I have no idea where my original BC is!

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 01:51 PM

22. You're probably right!...

I do have a birth certificate but if the rumors are true, I'll have to show more than that. Talk about retro...I had longer hair when the picture was taken and ONE piece of my bangs decided to drop into the middle of my forehead so it looks like I have a stripe. I always hated that picture! But I do look younger in it - lol.

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Response to unapatriciated (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 01:09 PM

20. My renewal is due in January 2014.

So I have almost a year and a half to gather all the required shit.

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Response to unapatriciated (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2012, 10:16 PM

23. When I first heard about this, I thought it was a joke.

Very glad I renewed mine in March, because I completely lost my birth certificate.

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