August 24, 2012 7:55 AM Subscribe
Is it possible to have a driver's license from one state and a state ID card from a different state?
posted by helloimjohnnycash to Law & Government (19 answers total)
My domicile is in state X, but I live and go to school in state Y. I am technically a resident of both states according to the way they both define "resident."
My driver's license is issued by state X and I would prefer to keep it that way. Nevertheless, there are a few things that would be more convenient if I had a state ID from state Y. State IDs are available to residents of state Y. I fit the statutory definition of a resident and this does not conflict with keeping my domicile in state X.
From what I understand, If I get a driver's license in a new state, I need to surrender my old license and a national registry will help cancel my old license. Would the same thing happen with state IDs? If I got a state ID from Y, would the states communicate and cancel my driver's license from X?
Has anyone had experience with this?