WHERE to get ID card done?(NOT Drivers license)
I need a bit of help here, as to where I as a non-US citizen can get an ID card?
I need it in order to transfer the title of a vehicle into my name - Insurance etc. is all done and all that is needed is an USVI ID, since the friendly lady af the DMV wouldn't accept neither my passport or european drivers license.
I was told that it was in subbase, and maybe even at the same building as the DMV, but want to make sure before I go tmrw morning, so I wont have to waste my time.
Also: What is needed? I can bring passport, lease for my house in St Thomas- shouldnt that suffice?
CAN ANYONE HELP HERE? Really appreciate any kind of help.
Thank you so much!
I can't for the life of me imagine why DMV wouldn't accept your passport as identification when every country in the world does so. Nor, unfortunately, can I think of an USVI sort of identification you could obtain which would pass their muster. If the "dk" represents that you're Danish and if the DMV refuses to budge, call the Danish Consul on St Thomas. His name is Søren Blak and you can reach him at 340-776-0656. Good luck and hope that helps!
Alana33: They said that since it's not either a US or a USVI drivers license, then it wasn't possible. I have a lease with my name on it, but they also wouldn't take that.
OldTart: Yeah I would agree. In the states I dont think it would be a problem for a person to get the title of a car, even though he wasn't from the US. I tried calling the consulate but they were closed for the day.
Anyone else has a good idea?
Hmm, if you're 60 years or older, you should be able to get a VI Senior ID card by showing proof of residence and your passport. Go to the Human Services office in Hospital Ground on STT, smile, chat, and tell them you need a card. It's worth it even if you don't use it for transferring title.
If you're younger than 60, I think you can get a Health Card with your passport as ID. Go to the hospital and tell them you need a health card. They'll tell you where to go for the application. You'll have to submit a stool sample and maybe watch a video, pay the fee, and you should get the card in a few days. You can tell them you need the card so you can serve food for non-profits like UVI.
The local DMV may not yet be connected to global verifying agencies, so that may be why the DMV is insisting on a local ID. Issuing drivers' credentials to non-citizens is a very controversial issue in the States, so the VI is probably being very cautious. There have also been issues with corruption in the Bureau, so they may have tightened controls.
It may also help if the seller goes with you to the DMV.
Im 28 so it'll be a while before I qualify for a seniors card. I DID take the seller who is a VI citizen to the DMV, so that she could handle it all, but didn't help as you see.
I will check into that Health Card thing - Thing is that I need to have this done ASAP, and don't know if the hospitals can do that. I'm willing to pay but I will see if there isn't an easier option outhere.
OK? That sounds interesting - If they can fix it, you will definately be my savior! Ill give them a call to see if they are still there...
Humm... I remember reading about an "expeditor", who "handles" (for a fee) DMV and business license related matters for non-U.S.A. citizens. Maybe somebody has his name...
There are a few expediters on STT who handle such things (and they are legitimate) for residents but I've never heard of one who does so specifically for "non-USA citizens". If the OP can't get the matter taken care of via the PM I sent him or through Ronnie's suggestion, I'll be happy to give him the numbers of a couple of these expediters to see if they can assist. I rather think they'll run into the same problem as he's encountered since they would take all his documentation with them to process.
I sent u a PM. Pls check 🙂
OldTart + Blu4U
My plan so far is to try with Ronnies option, and if that doesn't works out, then ill call the consulate to see what they say. Just in case everything doesn't work out, I would like to have the numbers for some of the expeditors, just to try and use as a last option.
God I love this forum, where people are so promptly helpful!
I think the problem is that the OP has a danish passport and drivers license. But I assume you also have a "green" card. That should do it.
He may not necessarily have a GC. I've known several Danes over the years who've been here on temporary visas for one reason or another, here to study, do research, etc. I'm not sure though that even this would have satisfied the DMV since the woman there seemed rather specific that it had to be a USVI ID.
ms411: I'm assuming from Ronnie's admonition that one needs to take "credentials" to obtain an ID that it's a legitimate business and not one of those back-street stateside printers which produces fake IDs for underage college wannabee drinkers! Along the lines of having yourself notarized but photographically (and without a stamp on your forehead)! 😀
The stupid thing is that if there is a usvi id card available you will need to use the same id that dmv will not take to apply for it. Use an expeditor, there is a good chance the person at the dmv is just wrong but good luck convincing them of that, (if you got a different person next time you may get a different answer) but the folks that do it all the time know how to smooth things through.
good luck! (I transfered mine with a NY id not usvi).
Finally got it done, and for those of you interested in the story here is what was done:
I went to the DMV first thing in the morning, and talked to the manager who gave me a temporary USVI license(basically just a piece of paper with my name and VI address on it). Then I went to the engravings shop to get a "ID card". They say its not government issued etc., and also doesnt look that way, but I had to show credentials before having my birthday and place added onto it together with my passport no.(I chose to have this number on since i dont have a US SSC number)
I then went to the DMV with the above and everything went smooth(Well as smooth as it gets...it is still the DMV and thing takes time)
So I'm nor the proud registered owner of the car that I'm driving.....Planning on putting a danish flag sticker on it, so if you see a car with this give a honk!
Peace to all of you!
Sigh. So just like the requirement to go to an eye doctor for an exam so they can sign off on your driver's license application when you're already wearing glasses, this sounds like another scheme to generate revenue for certain local businesses. May the palms be greased.
But at least you're on your way now to the next challenge of living in the VI! Congratulations!