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Subject:  Re: Question for TMFPMarti Date:  7/17/2013  6:13 PM
Author:  Radish Number:  689213 of 875620


A valid non-expired drivers license from another U.S. state isn't a "legal presence document?" That's odd. Sounds to me, based on the reference above to a "...document ... contains an impressed seal or an original stamped impression." like the DMV worker/branch office was mistaken.

The reference to a document containing an impressed seal, etc., is supposed to refer to one of the documents on the "List of Acceptable Birth Date/Legal Presence Documents", not to just any document, I think (so the word "other" is poorly chosen). The list is at
and a driver's license from another state isn't one of them.

They actually had a little printed brochure they gave me at the time which listed the ID requirements and specifically said that a driver's license from another state isn't acceptable.

The DMV worker said they don't accept them because they have no way of verifying with the state the purportedly issued the license whether it is real or not. She could be wrong about that, but I doubt she was wrong about them not accepting another state's license... unless the printed brochure was wrong too.

If you become a California resident, you must get a California driver license within 10 days.

Which is why I didn't get an appointment at the DMV. There weren't any available within that 10 day timeframe (or even close). Clever, huh?

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