State ID/Passport Catch 22. Complicating factor: DUI
March 28, 2014 8:54 AM Subscribe
My boyfriend needs a passport and a state ID. This is in Louisiana. Due to a recent DUI he does not have in his possession a valid (unexpired) LA driver's license. What we have are his original birth certificate, expired Tennessee license, photocopy of valid LA license (with documentation of why he doesn't have the actual card), and current photo student ID, but it's complicated.
posted by CheeseLouise to Law & Government (10 answers total)
The State Department website says you can use an expired driver's license and a photo student ID in combination for photo identification. But the woman on the phone at the passport center insisted that a valid driver's licence will be necessary. Also I'm concerned that the expired license should be from the state that you're trying to get the passport in, and they won't accept a TN licence. His lawyer is saying basically "this is your problem to sort out, we don't help with this" which I suppose is true. Or is it? Would a different lawyer help? I feel like we're running around in circles because having no current valid ID is making it impossible to get one. He doesn't need the passport until July so as of now it's not time sensitive, but the sooner the better. Are we going about this backwards? Does anyone have any experience with this kind of thing? Suggestions?