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Re: Live aboard legal address
I'm not sure what the current rules are in NY but a "normal" NYS DL is not a DHS SecureID. You had to pay extra for that, last I knew. Then again, my friend's wife had one hell of a time (post 9/11 but some time ago) because her papers weren't in order wrt her maiden name and her married surname.
Florida wants a gen-you-whine SS card as one form of ID. But if you don't have one, you have to go to the SSA and apply for a replacement card, which will be mailed in several weeks. In the meantime the SSA gives you a plain laser-printed piece of white paper that says your new card is in the mail, and Florida accepts that plain easily counterfeited paper as an official government ID in lieu of a SS card. Ahuh.
Last time I went for a driver's license I read the line on the eye chart and stopped at the numbers. I said "I'll need a translator, I don't read Arab numbers, I only know Roman ones."
The nice lady almost panicked.
Yeah, they're all making the world safer.
When the folks at Radio Shack ask me for an address, I always look around, compliment them on the store, and ask if I can stay there for the night. Somehow, they manage to skip the address part after that. Yathink the same thing would work at the DMV?