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How do I get my I.D.?

Asked by Raven1398 (6points) 2 weeks ago

live in Alabama and have my birth certificate but I desperately need to get an I.D. Whenever I go to the dmv they tell me I need a social security card which I don’t possess. When I go to the social security office the tell me I need an I.D. I’m caught in a hellish cycle and need help to move forward with my life. I can’t even get a job without an I.D.

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

May require an in person interview here’s the steps !

These can be used if you don’t have a Driver’s License – -
Employee identification card;
School identification card;
Health insurance card (not a Medicare card); or
U.S. military identification card.

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Call_Me_Jay's avatar

Maybe this group can help.

AlabamaLegalHelp.org

phone 866–456-4995

jca2's avatar

If you are a US born adult, you may be able to use your work ID or school ID to get a social security card. Read more here: https://resources.ssnsimple.com/social-security-articles/what-documents-do-i-need-to-get-a-new-social-security-card

Then with the new SS card, you can apply for your ID at the DMV, in conjunction with your birth certificate.

JLoon's avatar

You’re getting useful answers for the most part.

A couple other things to have in mind :

• If you’ve ever worked and been paid a legit wage you should have been given a W2 form by your employer. That counts as an acceptable type of documentation toward getting a state-issued ID.

• Since about 1987 Alabama and other states have issued Social Security numbers at birth when requested by parents. Check your birth certificate & hospital records, you may already have one.

Good luck.

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