(1) Replace birth certificate
(2) Replace social security card
(3) Renew state photo ID (Deadline 08/30/16.)
|(1) Went online to hometown (out of state) vital records place, filled out the easy online form, paid $22 using Pastor’s credit card (He flat out gave it to me.), and am having it mailed to Pastor’s residence.
THIS MEANS: Once that arrives, (a) I will have adequate ID to show any employer for the rest of the month of August; (b) I will be able to get the social security card and renew state photo ID, since it turns out both of those tasks require it.
|(2) Tried to take care of this online. Cannot. I must show up in person with birth certificate and proof of mailing address.|
|(3) The notice I received from them says I MUST do this online. Pastor had equipped me with his credit card, intending that I use it for this $24 charge. Once I filled out the information, I got this: “We are unable to verify your MD residential address on record. Please visit an MVA Office to proceed with this transaction.” I mean to phone them Tuesday and try to straighten this out. Otherwise I will have to appear in person, with the birth certificate, proof of mailing address, and $24.|
|On the one hand, this makes no sense to me. Nothing in the information I entered online could point to a discrepancy. And they have my correct mailing address, same as appears on the card; the renewal notice itself was sent there.|
|On the other hand, they may have a database of every residential address in Maryland, and my mailing address won’t be in there. It’s not a residence; it’s a soup kitchen. In that case, this is a special impediment that only affects homeless people.|