There’s an extensive list of items we have to have to get a driver’s license in MO – probably everywhere, but we happen to be trying to get one in MO.
It’s still crazy to me that a Texas Real ID Compliant driver’s license will get you on an airplane or in a federal building but yet MO will not accept the Texas driver’s license and a few other forms of identification to issue a Real ID compliant MO driver’s license. We have to go in there with the exact same paperwork as someone who has never had a driver’s license anywhere.
One form of proof of residence and ID is a bank statement with our current address. Our bank here had our Texas address so we went by today to change that. The lady helping us was frustrated with the DMV too because she said so many customers come in there who have been trying for months to get the documents needed to get a driver’s license.
The lady at the banks said . . it’s weird that they will accept a bank statement with your name on it but all we used to prove you’re who you say you are is your Texas driver’s license.
They will also use a Voter ID card to verify your identity to issue a driver’s license. Guess what we used to get our voter ID card – a Texas driver’s license.
We both have Texas Concealed Carry Permits. We have to go through all kinds of background checks to get that. Nope, not good enough to be used to get a driver’s license in MO.
When I asked if I could just get a non-Real ID compliant driver’s license . . nope . . still have to be able to prove the names you’ve used, when and why they changed . . since birth.
Maybe I’m wrong but I just don’t see how all this “hassle” makes a whole lot of difference in our safety when we have so many people coming across the southern border and fake ID’s, including very real looking driver’s licenses seem to be much easier to get than a real driver’s license.
It doesn’t matter . . they make the rules and we do as we’re told but it just seems to prove how out of control and out of touch with reality so much of our government is today. I have no solutions . . no suggestions for solutions .. just needed to vent a little.