Mass RMV ID requirements
January 15, 2014 8:08 PM Subscribe
I'm worried about my ability to prove residency in Massachusetts to convert my out-of-state license. (In particular, the fact that no photocopies are allowed.)
posted by andrewesque to Law & Government (11 answers total)
My out-of-state license is expiring in a month and I've decided to take this opportunity to switch to a Massachusetts license.
Here's the list
(PDF) of acceptable documents, where it's clearly stated that photocopies are not acceptable. I'd be able to provide a lease, credit card statement or bank statement, but they're all PDF documents. I don't get any bills via snail mail -- I could print out the PDFs -- and my lease PDF is actually just a scan of the original with signatures. I'm worried that these documents will all be rejected for being "photocopies."
I'll have my out-of-state license and passport to prove DOB and signature.
Has anyone ever had trouble proving residency with PDF/print-out documents? If these wouldn't work, can I ask my bank (which has branches in MA) to send me some sort of document to prove I live here? On second thought, would getting new preprinted checks ($15 cost) be the easiest way to deal with this?