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What info do you need to get a license in STX?


Posted : June 1, 2011 6:08 pm
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Posted : June 1, 2011 6:18 pm
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Also, they close for no apparent reason, so call first to check. And don't wear anything sleeveless, or you'll be asked to cover up or return at a later time with appropriate attire.

Posted : June 1, 2011 8:26 pm
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That list is so out of date it is laughable. They don't require the health certificate or the pictures anymore, you also don't have to take the tests if you turn in a state side license. They are requiring you to get a copy of your driving record from stateside now. I am sure there are other things that i don't remember or they have added and or subtracted depending on the mood and reading ability of the employee processing your application.


Posted : June 3, 2011 10:33 am
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Yes Jay it is old, Most of the government website are pathetic and rarely maintained.

I think I remember that I just showed my SS card and passport and surrendered my old Hawaii licence. I don't remember any driving records.

Posted : June 3, 2011 12:15 pm
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You need driving record, passport, social security card and a credit/debit card or cash to pay for it all. No personal checks are accepted.

Posted : June 3, 2011 12:41 pm
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That website text refers to getting a NEW driver's license. As in, you've never had one before. It's not the relevant info for most people on this site.

That said, it does seem to be out of date nonetheless. I think in most of the BMV offices now, they actually take your picture there -- you don't need to bring in the two passport photos anymore. The best way to find out what is needed is to go and ask -- and then try to go on the same day of the week next time, so the odds are higher that that person who told you what to bring will be there, and s/he can either (1) help you or (2) explain to the person who is demanding an additional document that s/he thought you only needed X -- and sometimes that is enough, sometimes it is not.

Good luck!

Edited to clarify I was talking about the website, not Dreamer's post.

Posted : June 3, 2011 12:45 pm
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After years, I finally got a VI license last month. Showed up to re-register my car and do the license in one swoop. It took about 1.5 hours total. The DL lady is actually quite nice. After inspection and handing in documents for registration, I went to the DL window, filled out the DL form (name, address, blood type, height weight etc) which I then had to take to one of the cashiers. I gave the cashier my old license, SS card, Passport and driving record from the states (for $30 Florida emails it to you and lets you print it out)--I offered her more documents like my Birth Certificate but she said I was good. I then paid, got my receipt and documents back, and she sent me back to the DL window. I gave the old license, the payment receipt and the form to the DL lady. She called me about 20 mins later to get my picture taken (of course she calls my name when I am in line at the other cashier for registration payment to get my sticker, but someone held my spot in that line while I talked to the DL lady and she said she would just skip me until I was ready). When I was done with the registration, I went over to the DL window and she let me right in and took my picture. She had me look over the license on the computer screen to make sure all my info was correct. I went back out, sat down, and 5 minutes later she called me and handed me my new license. Pretty painless!

So in summary--if you have your driving record, old license(not-expired), SS card, Passport, a nice attitude and a sleeved shirt, you should be fine. BTW, the background for the photo is now gray, so I wouldn't recommend wearing gray because you'll blend in.

Posted : June 3, 2011 12:50 pm
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When I got my VI license, I didn't need to have/show my driving record from my state. Just all the other paperwork and turn in my stateside DL.

One question, when I have to renew my car registration. When they call your number to go to the window, is like when you are at a deli counter? Meaning they call 45, 50, 51, 52, 53 to Window 4. Do you line up by the numbers or by whoever gets to the window first (not by numerical order)?

Posted : June 5, 2011 11:20 pm
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