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  •  This is so ridiculous! (3+ / 0-)

    There has to be some middle ground.

    There seems to be general disinformation about the importance of the passport - above, someone referred to it as the "gold standard" - but based on what you experienced that's not the case.  The infuriating thing is that you and I already had to prove who we were - just to get a passport.

    Thanks for sharing - I'm sorry you had to go through that.

    •  Well, BMVs are particularly infamous. (1+ / 0-)
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      MNDem999

      I've had problems with switching licenses in nearly every state I've lived in save for Michigan.  And don't even get me started on car title transfers.

      Ironically, the most Republican-area BMV I ever went to was also the most laid-back and efficient.  They accepted my I.D.s without question, guided me through the title transfer process, and I left with a brand new license in under an hour, with my Michigan car title arriving about a week later.

      None of the horseshit that the other states put me through, simply because they could.

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