How do I get a new picture ID when I don't have a current one to validate that I'm me?
July 2, 2010 1:46 PM Subscribe
I've maybe lost my passport, the last form of picture ID that I have. Will this greatly impede getting a new one? How long would this mess usually take to get sorted out? I'm in New York City. (more inside)
posted by Hwaet to law & government (19 answers total)
I lost my driver's license years ago and have been using my passport ever since. Now I can't find the passport and I'm freaking out. How screwed am I if I need to get a new picture ID when I don't have another one to back me up? I have my birth certificate, SSN card, proof of address, and so forth. I've read this link
, and the replacement steps seem easy enough, but surely one must present another form of picture ID when applying for the new passport in person?
My main concern is that I have a prescription that I need to fill out, and I need a valid ID to present it to the pharmacist. Waiting a week or two isn't a big deal, but the prescription expires in 30 days and it's an enormous pain to get a new one.
What steps do I take to make this less like the clusterfuck I'm already imagining?