WV DMV changing license requirementsThe Herald-Dispatch, Huntington
If you haven't been already been surprised
See the full article and related links HERECHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles is changing its driver's license requirements starting Tuesday, Jan. 3.
The new requirements are designed to reduce potential fraud and identity theft, according to a release from Commissioner Joe Miller. Those who are renewing their licenses must bring the same materials expected from first time applicants for driver's licenses and identification cards.
The new requirements include:
PROOF OF IDENTITY(must have one of the following): an original copy or certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate; valid, unexpired U.S. passport; valid, unexpired Department of Homeland security documents.
PROOF OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (must have one of the following): original Social Security card; wage and tax statement (W-2) or payroll stub (must have applicant's employer name and ID number, as well as applicant's name, address, and Social Security number); Social Security Administration 1099 Form.
PROOF OF WEST VIRGINIA RESIDENCY (must have two of the following): West Virginia utility bills not more than 60 days old; tax records with a West Virginia street address; West Virginia mortgage documents, West Virginia homeowner insurance documents for a West Virginia residence or proof of West Virginia home ownership; West Virginia W-2 form not more than 18 months old; West Virginia weapons permit; valid West Virginia Motor Vehicles registration card; West Virginia driver's eligibility certificate (school enrollment form) if applicant is under age 18 with the applicant's West Virginia street address; West Virginia Homestead Tax exemption; Proof of West Virginia public assistance; Residential or lease agreement; West Virginia DMV affidavit of residency....