I’m not blaming anyone . . if anything, it’s my own fault but I spent 1 hour, 20 minutes awaiting my turn at the DMV. I had all the documents I thought I might need: Marriage license, birth certificate, two forms of address verification, proof of insuance, valid Texas license and who knows what else. I’ve had driver’s licenses in Kentucky, Missouri and Texas, with Texas being the Real ID type license. Did I ever have to show proof of my divorce? No! In MO now . . YES! Not only do they have to have the Judgment of Divorce but they have to have that marriage license too!
The Kentucky marriage license shows my mother’s name, my father’s name and the number of my birth certificate but that was not enough for them. Ugghh! Came back home, called the Clerk of Court in Lake Charles. The records for the divorce were stored off site and were destroyed in the hurricane so I’ll get an affidavit saying they can’t provide that record. Called the Clerk of Court in Orange, Texas where the previous marriage happened. They found it and are sending it.
I understand that it’s a little more effort to get the Real ID license but what the heck? If I had Real ID license in Texas, I feel like MO should have accepted that along with some proof of identification and residency by NOT having to go back to everything I’ve done since first grade!
It’s OK. I did better than Vince. He has no idea where his birth certificate is and had to order a new one so . . we both sit and wait. Thank goodness my Texas license doesn’t expire til 2024 because it may be that long before I get up the nerve to go back to the DMV.