I feel so much safer. This will bump the price of a stolen indentity up from the present $15.00 - $20.00 dollar range, must be the ID theft recovery act. Does not matter where you are, state wise, it is a federal rergulation. Has any member of the "official" class asked you the question of the day yet: "Where did you lose them at?" I always reply "If I knew that they would not be lost". The looks you get almost make the entire ordeal worth it. --Original Message Text--- From: Michael Wascher Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2007 09:37:51 -0500 "Sgt. Schultz" was a harried young man at the entrance who greeted all comers, did a preliminary check of paperwork, advised them on necessary forms, and pointed them to the correct line. Problems tended to be with: married women who had changed their names -- IDs with maiden name are no good without proof of name change teenagers (or older) without proof of address (no bank account, no utilities) ... and no, bringing mommy & daddy along doesn't help foreign-born attempting to use non_US birth certificates, driver licenses, etc ... The BMV office I went to was featured in a very bad movie. In the movie it was the gates to hell. It wasn't quite that bad! Folks working there were very polite & competent, but they do follow the rules. It was about 1.5 hours total time for me. It should have been much less. The majority of people in line were on a return visit or had already been told they weren't prepared but refused to believe Sgt. Schultz.