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Old 09-09-2020, 09:15 PM
 
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Any chance any one out there has successfully renewed your mass driver's license online using a birth certificate as ID for the "verification of lawful presence" part of the process?

I'm in a bind several states away helping a sick family member, and am really hoping I can get this right so I don't have to drive up and quarantine etc. the online renewal process only gives you one chance to get it right, and after that you're doomed to appear in person..

my dilemma is that one of the fields one must fill out that references your birth cert. is "date of issue" , and I've gotten differing answers from the RMV themselves on which date this field is referring to. One person said use the date of issue on my most recent birth certificate copy. another said they think this field actually refers to the "date of record" (which would be a date some months after you were born.) Awesome.. very illuminating thanks guys


Sooo.. was thinking maybe i'd find someone who actually did it successfully and, if you remember what you put in this field, you could tell me about it.

This is just for a regular old license renewal, not trying to get a "real ID," but i * suspect * this "proof of lawful presence" part of the process may be the same for either.

Many many thanks to anyone who has any insight. My license expires tonight and I know it's long odds that someone will see this and comment here or message me.. but ..i had to try.
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Old 09-10-2020, 08:18 PM
 
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Any chance any one out there has successfully renewed your mass driver's license online using a birth certificate as ID for the "verification of lawful presence" part of the process?

I'm in a bind several states away helping a sick family member, and am really hoping I can get this right so I don't have to drive up and quarantine etc. the online renewal process only gives you one chance to get it right, and after that you're doomed to appear in person..

my dilemma is that one of the fields one must fill out that references your birth cert. is "date of issue" , and I've gotten differing answers from the RMV themselves on which date this field is referring to. One person said use the date of issue on my most recent birth certificate copy. another said they think this field actually refers to the "date of record" (which would be a date some months after you were born.) Awesome.. very illuminating thanks guys


Sooo.. was thinking maybe i'd find someone who actually did it successfully and, if you remember what you put in this field, you could tell me about it.

This is just for a regular old license renewal, not trying to get a "real ID," but i * suspect * this "proof of lawful presence" part of the process may be the same for either.

Many many thanks to anyone who has any insight. My license expires tonight and I know it's long odds that someone will see this and comment here or message me.. but ..i had to try.
If you have a passport, use that number as proof of citizenship. Forget the birth certificate. I was in a similiar situation. The state wouldnt accept my bc because it didnt have a registration? number on it. None did in those days. I had to pay for an expedited passport using the same questionable( according to this crappy state) birth certificate. After getting that I used the passport number and no bc. Done online. Rmv mailed me the license. It was a royal PIA. $225 worth of PIA. And when I called the state that the bc was from, the guy told me that my mistake was living in Ma. The bc I had was a legal document whether this state liked it or not.
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