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    Texans who apply for a new driver’s license or ID card will need to show proof that they have lived in the state at least 30 days under a new law that takes effect on Monday.

    The new rules go beyond the standard requirements to obtain a driver’s license or ID card, such as providing an expired Texas driver’s license, an unexpired United States passport or certificate of naturalization.

    Now, applicants will need to present two acceptable documents containing the applicant’s name and address to establish proof of residency in the state of Texas, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

    To meet the residency requirement for an original identification card or driver license, an applicant must:

    * Reside in Texas for at least 30 days prior to application
    * Present two acceptable documents establishing proof of residency, one of which must demonstrate the applicant has lived in Texas at least 30 days

    The 30-day requirement is waived for applicants who surrender a valid, unexpired out-of-state driver license, but two documents establishing proof of residency are still required.

    http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/DriverL...yReqNonCDL.htm
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    They can't make up their minds. You used to have to get a Texas ID within 30 days of moving here.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Geo02s2k View Post
      They can't make up their minds. You used to have to get a Texas ID within 30 days of moving here.
      I bet that law is still on the books too. So you have to wait 30 days to get a license, but not 31 or you can get in trouble with the original law.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by 4U2NV View Post
        I bet that law is still on the books too. So you have to wait 30 days to get a license, but not 31 or you can get in trouble with the original law.
        If you're right and your 31st day falls on a weekend, you're toast. :rolf:

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Geo02s2k View Post
          They can't make up their minds. You used to have to get a Texas ID within 30 days of moving here.
          Read the last sentence -- if you have a drivers license from out-of-state, that 30-day rule is waived.

          And I guess technically the rule is not "you must get a TX drivers license within 30 days" but really "you cannot drive more than 30 days with an out-of-state license after moving to Texas".
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          • #6
            Oh well. I guess they've just taken the heat off of needing to rush to get your driver's license when moving to the state. That was nice of them considering all of the other things that one needs to be concerned with in the first month after moving somewhere.

            Still, this would stink if your parents moved here just as you were turning 16 and you had to wait the month to be able to get your license.

            I like the fact that you can use a Texas concealed handgun permit as proof that you live here. Maybe it doesn't require a waiting period to get one of those.

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