OMG! Way back in 2009, when I went to get my drivers license in Arizona, I had trouble getting it because my date of birth wasn’t correct on my Georgia license. I wrote about that here. I had to order a new certified copy of my birth certificate and take in to the Arizona DMV to get my Arizona license.
This week, 0n Monday, we went to get our Georgia license, since we have bought a house in Georgia and are trying to get all our stuff to match with the same state: license, auto insurance, tags, etc. We got there, and wouldn’t you know it, they are closed on Monday. So we went home.
On Wednesday, we went back, and successfully got our drivers licenses changed to Georgia one. When I looked at mine, I noticed that the number looked really familiar and even said to Fabgrandpa that it looked like they reused the same number I had before for my Georgia license. And that was it, I put it in my purse, and drove on.
Today the phone rings, and it is our auto insurance company. The guy was calling to welcome us to Georgia and go over our policy to make sure everything was correct. I told him we just changed our drivers licenses from Arizona to Georgia, so he took the information to change on our policy. Fabgrandpa’s worked just fine, but when he put MY information in, it he said it returned the response that my drivers license was “unverifable”. And I looked, and the state of Georgia is still showing my date of birth as 1951. No wonder that drivers license number looked so familiar–they just reissued the old one with updated address and photo. Sheesh. Now I have to go back next week, because apparently when you have an unverifable license, it makes your insurance rates go up. And my father will never stop coming back to haunt me.