My spouse and I both need to renew our driver’s licenses next year. The BMV seems to be really pushing this “secure ID” thing. However, it seems to require a lot of documents in addition to our old, unexpired licenses. This includes complications like getting documentation of his social security number (he lost his card decades ago), I have to prove who I am now is the same person mentioned on my birth certificate despite the name change at marriage, and so forth.
Oh, and we have been having ALL our significant mail - bills, statements, etc. - either on-line or sent to a PO Box because our street box is completely unsecure, and we don’t have a written lease, so proving we live where we do is going to be interesting as normally we just show our driver’s licenses but I’m told we need TWO documents, not just one.
This is really a pain in the ass.
So… it’s not required for us, but should we do it anyway and get it over with?
Also, does a secure ID driver’s license enable you to cross the US/Canada border without a passport like my dad’s and sister’s enhanced driver’s license does?