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Big changes in Georgia driver's license procedures

11:27 AM, Jul 3, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Big changes take effect Tuesday for drivers looking to renew, reinstate or obtain a new Georgia driver's license.

First, drivers must visit a Department of Driver Services office in person. Online or mail-in renewals are no longer allowed.

Secondly, applicants must provide one legal form of identification, i.e. Original birth certificate or valid passport (current or expired driver's license not accepted on its own). They must also present two documents with proof of Georgia residency such as a current utility bill or bank statement. And finally, they must show a full, printed social security number on a Social Security card or document such as a W-2 form. This is in response to the 2005 Real I.D. Act, which passed following 9-11.

For a complete checklist of acceptable documents, go to the D.D.S. website.

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