How doI go about getting a state ID ifI have no birth certificate or social security card?

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How doI go about getting a state ID ifI have no birth certificate or social security card?

The Health Department and the DMV both tell me I need a birth certificate for an ID and an ID for a birth certificate. So where do I start? My mom is very uncooperative and I lost my wallet recently which contained my only form of photo identification, a high school ID as well as my social security card. What are my options?

Asked on October 6, 2011 under Business Law, Florida

Answers:

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

If you know in what city and state you were born in you most likely need to personally go down to the county's (in the city where you were born vital statistics) department (birth and marriage certificate department) and obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate.

Once obtained, you then take the certified copy of your birth certificate to the department of motor vehicles to obtain an identification card in the state where you live. Likewise, if you know your social security number (assuming you have one), contact the Social Security Administraction and seek a copy of your social security card after you obtain your state identification number.

The above is a start for you to get some identification that you can present to others for future need.

Good luck.


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