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Old 07-11-2013, 03:51 PM   #75891
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One of the problems with ID laws is many places have changed the requirements to get an ID. It's a lot harder than it used to be. A lot of people don't have the required documents. For instance, if your birth certificate doesn't meet new requirements then it won't count as proof of citizenship.
Interesting. I just looked that up. Went into effect in 2011. That is all the stuff on my BC from 1975, and have kept mine under lock and key, but I do see where they would be an issue for many others, and for different reasons.

Did they change something with obtaining a copy too? One of BF's friends was saying he could not get a copy of his BC, to get a new ID. It was all stolen from his car as he was moving to another state.
Well I haven't tried recently. But one concern to me, some places are starting to only accepting original or long form birth certificates. I, like many adoptees, those are sealed, and we have little or no legal rights to them. Or they'll accept amended BC as long as it was issued in the first year, so so anyone adopted after that is SOL. I've heard of stories of adoptees having trouble getting DL and passports because of this.
Okay, that crossed my mind, along with some other circumstances. I know more than one person who only has one parents name on their BC. It made me wonder if any kind of extenuating circumstances happened (fire, etc), and they lost everything, how much of a hard time would they have? Some of them have absolutely no clue who their father is. They were never told, and some could never find out.

** And of course obvious citizenship concerns, and problems elderly might have. Most the women in my area who never drove, and might have issues getting an ID, have passed away, but there are still a pretty good number. That was a large common. I did see that some states allow a copy of a bill as ID, and that's at least not so bad/cut & dry.
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