Originally Posted by PapaBruce
I just received a replacement DL in NY with my PO Box as my address. I also have checking and credit card with the PO Box as the only address. I gave the DMV my street address but said I was moving and would prefer the PO Box and they didn't blink an eye!
Has NY implemented Real ID?
I believe Kettlewell specifically asked about states that have implemented Real ID.
Under the Patriot Act of 2005, using a pob/pbm is illegal for primary address. Try applying for a new credit card and using only a pob/pbm.. they legally cannot accept it, nor can any state that is real id compliant accept a pob/pbm.
just a fyi, never ever give your drivers license
or BC for ID.. use your passport. It establishes, in the US, that is, your nationality/citizenship and your identity. It contains just enough info to satisfy your doc's requirements or any other requirement. Make sure you ask for your copy they made of your ID back. IF you had over your DL there is an awful lot of info on it that can be copied.. that black strip on the back? It contains ALL your info. Your BC has your mother's maiden name....and how many times has this or that company used your mom's maiden name as a id verifier.
With Regards to real id. While I am active in the anti real id movement.. I have been slack in my keeping up with it lately due to a major house renovation
coupled with the boat stuff.. I can tell you that at last count 26 states had opted out of it, due, mostly to either privacy or cost considerations. AZ and SC and one other state, I think NM have constitutional amendments against it being implemented in their states. The pro real id movement will list both as "implementing" real id.. not entirely true... states are moving to close the gap in proof of identity in an effort to combat illegal immigration, not terrorism.
For those of you in the Peoples Republic of Maryland
, you hold the distinction of being in the top two or three states that blithely give out ID/DL to illegal immigrants on a wholesale basis.
Real ID is ONLY good for planes and federal buildings... IF even one state refuses to implement real id, then it is a bust. If you follow it, the full implementation date consistently gets shoved back a yr or two at a time since 2008. Why? because the states simply refuse to be burdened by the enormous costs of implementation... florida
shoved it off on its citizens by higher fees
across the board in everything not just DL/IDs.
I guess how you feel about Real ID all depends solely on your political bent... btw.. Back when it was implemented I started screeching about my privacy rights. Oddly at the time I was on a military based chatboard.. I was accused of having something to hide. yeah sure.. then when that same crowd had to comply or thought they had to comply were backing my comments up unknowingly. I found that too amusing for words. Never ever every give up one iota
of your privacy because someone tells you, "its the law" or uses that line, "what have you got to hide"..<--taught in police academy to get a person to guilt trip them into voluntarily giving up 4th amendment rights.
Controversy over implementation of REAL ID Act
The ACLU no longer really keeps up this page as this is old news to them.. sadly they should work to repeal real id..
As I said previously... IF you are moving to fla go to the gather go get website. It is the final say in what you need to arrive at the dmv with. Not any of us on this board.