A) No, you cannot get a new driving permit without a birth certificate in Maryland. The birth certificate is one of the required documents to prove your identity and age. Without it, the MVA will not be able to issue you a new permit.
You can try to get a copy of your birth certificate from the state where you were born. You can also contact the Vital Records office in Maryland to see if they can help you.
If you are unable to get a copy of your birth certificate, you may be able to get a non-compliant driver’s license or ID card. This type of license does not have the star on it, which indicates that it is not compliant with the Real ID Act. However, it will not be accepted for federal identification purposes, such as boarding a plane or entering a federal building.
Here are the documents you need to get a non-compliant driver’s license or ID card in Maryland:
- Proof of identity: This can be a valid U.S. passport, permanent resident card, or foreign passport with a visa.
- Proof of residency: This can be a current utility bill, bank statement, or government document with your name and address.
- Proof of social security number: This can be a social security card, W-2 form, or 1099 form.
You can also bring any other documents that you think may help the MVA verify your identity and residency.
To apply for a non-compliant driver’s license or ID card, you must make an appointment at an MVA office. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling the MVA customer service line.