I live in new york state and i have no proof of identity. any attempt thus far to gain my personal documents are hindered by the fact i dont have enough identiification to get it in the first place, is there anyone who can help me with this problem?
1 Answer from Attorneys
If you were born in the USA , attended primary through public high school, worked, pay or paid bills, have a library card, have friends or relatives that are citizens and residents of New York, or another state, you can can establish & document proof of your identity, by birth & death record certificates, social security info, school records, bill statements & personal & family tree affidavits, attested to by third parties that have known you for at least 20 years.-
Then, present the above suggested & other documentation to NY Dept of Motor Vehicles, for non driver State ID. It may take a little time to gather all your info, but persistence will yield results.
I once began the process of establishing proofs for an individual by first obtaining a High School record of attendance, that was over 25 years old & had been archived, by the Board of Education. Humans are emphatic record keepers.
If you are from a rural area you might need to investigate census records from when you were a child & find names of other household members & neighbors, that could be helpful in establishing your id; and local record keeping agencies, may be more helpful than you know. Just begin the process of establishing your records, very like you are searching documents re your family genealogy.
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