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12.04.2018 (15 Days Ago)
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Please Please Don’t Make Me Go Back
Please Please Don’t Make Me Go Back
15 days ago 10 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:

 

There are very few things that get me more riled up than wasting someone’s time, including my own.

 

 

Have you had the experience yet of going down to your DMV to get a new Enhanced Drivers License? Well, if not, I suggest some deep breathings exercise, a little meditation, or perhaps a bottle of wine before you go.

 

 

I did not have any of those things, but I did have my research skills. Those are well honed after all of these years practicing law.

 

 

So, I researched everywhere I could find information to make sure that I would have with me the pieces of proof listed on the state website. I was prepared for some waiting but wanted to get ahead of an unproductive trip. You see where my story is going, right?

 

 

I used the DMV website checklist, I double checked my papers – and then I called to make sure the information I had gathered would be sufficient. I asked a very specific question and was given a very specific answer in the affirmative. Confident that I was now fully prepared to tackle this challenge, off I went.

 

 

But . . . it didn’t go so well. After waiting on one line, my documents were checked and I was told that what I had with me was insufficient. Specifically, the document I was told would be adequate proof on line and by phone was rejected in person.

 

 

I asked for a supervisor who told me in six different ways that not only was the DMV website wrong but so was the person at DMV who I called and spoke with. Yes, I had his name but it didn’t matter at all. They told me to call his supervisor. Not helpful advice at that moment.  How is it possible that both the DMV website and the representative who answers the phone were both wrong? I have not received a satisfactory answer to that question.

 

 

So, I waited to renew my license because I was already there but I think I won’t get the Enhanced License anytime soon. I’m not sure my blood pressure could stand it.

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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 15 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I am curious what the actually needed documents are. Please share...
     
       
     
     
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  •  StevenScully wrote 15 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    My wife just went last week. She brought her current license, bank statement and passport. She was advised it was not good enough. There was no postmark on the envelope for the bank statements......she was told that a Kinkos was nearby and she would have to printout the bank statement. She then returned, was given her temporary license and when she got home realized they spelled her last name wrong!!! After calling customer service she was advised to wait for the new one in the mail and then return to DMV location for Round 3. To be continued........
     
       
     
     
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  •  ShelleySimpson wrote 15 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Same experience in DC. It seems that people who run the DMVs believe that we need the extra cardio.
     
       
     
     
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  •  RitaSue_Siegel wrote 14 Days Ago (negative) 
     
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    I had a similar experience; went back 2x, the second to another location recommended by a clerk at the first. A clerk at the second told me the clerk at the first was in error. I can't remember what I did but I finally got my enhanced license.
     
       
     
     
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  •  Riva_Schwartz wrote 14 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Alan & I were successful the first (looong) time, but we keep hearing similar horror stories...
     
       
     
     
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  •  Arlene_Haims wrote 14 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I stood on line. Pain in the tuchas. Two hours to complete.
    Ya gotta do what ya gotta do!

     
       
     
     
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  •  Fred wrote 14 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    What is an enhanced license?
     
       
     
     
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  •  MarilynGenoa wrote 14 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    What do you ultimately need?
     
       
     
     
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  •  Cayce_Crown wrote 14 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Yes, what are the benefits of an enhanced license? Last time I went to the DMV in Manhattan it was pure joy. No line, nice, competent people and I passed the eye test!
     
       
     
     
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  •  Benjamin_Geizhals wrote 14 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    For all interested, Nancy will be giving a presentation at the next LI Women's Group meeting and sharing as many details as possible.
     
       
     
     
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