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Da' DMV
« on: August 12, 2009, 12:59:24 PM »

sucks.

I am now officially a resident of the state of connecticut.

I drove over there yesterday to get a license transfer from WI.

$120.  wtf.

$80 for the license; $40 for the exam...which amounted to a five minute test of my eyesight.  "Welcome to Connecticut" says the guy after I passed.

This DMV seemed even more inept than the one where I initally got my license in Wisconsin.  At the Appleton DMV they had a kiosk set up with all the forms that you needed to fill out, depending on what your business was that day.  In Danbury, CT you had to wait in a line to get the form from an actual person working behind the counter, at which point they directed you to fill it out and stand in another line.

and then they tell me I need a "primary form of ID."  a birth certificate or a passport.  I had to drive all the way home and back to get my birth certificate.  the language on their website was very confusing, because they add this business about the birth certificate in the license transfer page directly  after talking about change of name...so I assume, "well my name's not changing, therefore I don't need a birth certificate."

not the case.  birth certificate or passport, plus a piece of mail delieverd to mein CT with my name on it, which I had.  Birth certificate.  Primary ID.  "Isn't my license my primary form of ID?" I ask.  "If I get pulled over by a cop, he's not going to demand I show him my BIRTH CERTIFICATE in lieu of an In-State drivers license.  Isn't the fact that I have a license from WI proof enough that I have a birth certificate?  I'm pretty sure I had to cough that up when I got my license there..."

"yeah, you probably did, but not all states require a birth certificate, so the CT DMV needs to see it if your coming in from another state."  Stupid.  When I came back with my birth certificate and was waiting for my license to get printedI actually see this weird looking troll of a woman walk up to the lady who was doing my license stuff and point at me.  Then I saw them grab my paperwork and look over it...Like this woman thought that I had just thrown a fast one by the DMV and manged to get my license without forking over the birth certificate.

I also saw a very young girl working behind the counter, about my age; in her twenties.  I felt sad for her.

Then I had to get my picture taken twice.  The first time I assumed was for the license, but was actually for "identification purposes."  There was a message that showed up on the touch-screen I was using that explained this to me, however it was displayed VERY BRIEFLY....no more than 7 seconds.  long enough for me to perceive "identification purposes."

I hate that place.

Is it just me, or does every person who works at the DMV have carpel-tunnel?  The first woman I talked to was wearing some sort of black wrist dealy.  She looked stupid with it on.  Don't these people know how to type?
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009, 02:14:44 PM »

Was there a reason you had to get a new DL?
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2009, 03:27:02 AM »

Yeah, I never change mine until I have to (I renewed once online and then my old state said I had to come in in person to renew, so I finally got a new license in my "new" state.
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2009, 04:30:36 AM »

You should not have changed residency status, because Wisconsin does not comply with the Interstate DL Compact. 

Non-compliance with the Compact is why you had to submit hard copies. 

Other states cannot 'pull' your data from WI.  Do NOT relinquish your WI license. 

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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2009, 04:35:42 AM »

You should not have changed residency status, because Wisconsin does not comply with the Interstate DL Compact. 



D'oh.
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2009, 05:46:43 AM »

sucks.

I am now officially a resident of the state of connecticut.

I drove over there yesterday to get a license transfer from WI.

$120.  wtf.

$80 for the license; $40 for the exam...which amounted to a five minute test of my eyesight.  "Welcome to Connecticut" says the guy after I passed.

This DMV seemed even more inept than the one where I initally got my license in Wisconsin.  At the Appleton DMV they had a kiosk set up with all the forms that you needed to fill out, depending on what your business was that day.  In Danbury, CT you had to wait in a line to get the form from an actual person working behind the counter, at which point they directed you to fill it out and stand in another line.

This is likely the result of inept people coming into the DMV, grabbing the wrong form, standing in line, turning in the wrong form, and then getting bitchy at the attendant for making them fill out the right form and stand in line again.  This is why many city, county, or state agencies have someone give them the right form, direct them to the correct line, or give them a ticket # from a specific lot number so that the person coming in doesn't make a mistake.

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and then they tell me I need a "primary form of ID."  a birth certificate or a passport.  I had to drive all the way home and back to get my birth certificate.  the language on their website was very confusing, because they add this business about the birth certificate in the license transfer page directly  after talking about change of name...so I assume, "well my name's not changing, therefore I don't need a birth certificate."

Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles Licensing Requirements for New Residents, Paragraph 1, Very first sentence:

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Identification:  You must present your current out of state license, which must be surrendered at the time a Connecticut license is issued, plus your Certified Birth Certificate (hospital issued certificates are not acceptable) or a valid Passport.

There is a period at the end of that sentence, and then a new sentence begins:

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Note:  Supporting documentation is required when a name change is requested.

Obviously, they're saying that if you are changing your name, that supporting documentation is needed, as it would not match the birth certificate the previous sentence mentioned.  I can't imagine how these two sentences can confuse anyone.

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not the case.  birth certificate or passport, plus a piece of mail delieverd to mein CT with my name on it, which I had.  Birth certificate.  Primary ID.  "Isn't my license my primary form of ID?" I ask.  "If I get pulled over by a cop, he's not going to demand I show him my BIRTH CERTIFICATE in lieu of an In-State drivers license.  Isn't the fact that I have a license from WI proof enough that I have a birth certificate?  I'm pretty sure I had to cough that up when I got my license there..."

"yeah, you probably did, but not all states require a birth certificate, so the CT DMV needs to see it if your coming in from another state."  Stupid.  When I came back with my birth certificate and was waiting for my license to get printedI actually see this weird looking troll of a woman walk up to the lady who was doing my license stuff and point at me.  Then I saw them grab my paperwork and look over it...Like this woman thought that I had just thrown a fast one by the DMV and manged to get my license without forking over the birth certificate.

Do you want someone to be able to get a drivers license in another state that has no identification requirements, move into Connecticut, claim they're you, and get a Connecticut drivers license in your name, with your date of birth?  I'd imagine you'd get pretty pissed off if the fuzz sent SWAT to your house because someone who looks very close to your description dropped a drivers license with your name, DOB, and address on it at a crime scene.

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Is it just me, or does every person who works at the DMV have carpel-tunnel?  The first woman I talked to was wearing some sort of black wrist dealy.  She looked stupid with it on.  Don't these people know how to type?

The wrist guards are to prevent carpel tunnel.  Anyone who types for a living knows they're risking RSI/Carpel Tunnel if they don't wear one.  Additionally, it certainly has absolutely no bearing on whether they know how to type or not.
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2009, 01:37:06 AM »

Was there a reason you had to get a new DL?

i live in connecticut now.
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2009, 01:45:36 AM »


The wrist guards are to prevent carpel tunnel.  Anyone who types for a living knows they're risking RSI/Carpel Tunnel if they don't wear one.  Additionally, it certainly has absolutely no bearing on whether they know how to type or not.


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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2009, 02:49:42 AM »

Was there a reason you had to get a new DL?

i live in connecticut now.

So?

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