Renewal wait has begun

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Renewal wait has begun

Postby TexasGuy » Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:51 pm

Got a weird request for "Born out of Country Documents" and it is for a renewal. Not like in five years I lost my citizenship (I hope not). :patriot: Maybe it is a bug and nothing additional needed to send their way.

Specifically it is weird because of this what they sent me:



- TxDPS will attempt to use the passport photo and resubmit the fingerprints on file for your renewal application. If either of these items does not meet current quality standards, TxDPS will notify the applicant and a new submission will be required.

- Born out of Country Documents.


So, they are saying that they will take my passport info for resubmitting. However, they still want a copy of my passport. Just to see if I know where my passport is?!?
Thus, it breaks logic two fold. One, if they have my passport to get a photo from, why ask me? If they had my passport info when I got my original CHL, what could have changed?!?

Just irks me. I am not sure what to do. Send them or hope they have all the info... :headscratch Can't they check Drivers License records or my voting registration?

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Re: Renewal wait has begun

Postby LTCinHouston » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:55 pm

Passport photo is a type of photo, it is a little 2"X 3" head-shot. It is not literally the picture from your passport. I think they mean they are going to try to reuse the passport photos (headshots) you submitted when you first applied for a license.

I don't know what the "Born out of Country documents" refers to.

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Re: Renewal wait has begun

Postby TexasGuy » Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:20 pm

Got my renewal yesterday, in the end, did not send any documents at all. Less than a month total turnaround.

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Re: Renewal wait has begun

Postby The Wall » Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:32 pm

My wife got her renewal yesterday. Less than a month.

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Re: Renewal wait has begun

Postby telnetdoogie » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:17 pm

Glad you closed the loop on this one, TexasGuy. I just submitted my renewal and was confused about the same checklist you mentioned. Not sure why they'd need to see the same passport as before (except that now mine is expired) and I emailed them to get clarity. Now I've seen that you didn't actually need anything additional I feel better that they'll keep my renewal application moving without waiting for me to send something else.

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Re: Renewal wait has begun

Postby troglodyte » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:19 am

I've renewed several times as a license holder and an instructor. I have to send them in my BOC paperwork every time. Doesn't make much sense but I already know ahead of time so I just send everything in each time.

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Re: Renewal wait has begun

Postby Pecos » Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:00 pm

What is BOC paperwork? Thanks.
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Re: Renewal wait has begun

Postby labrat1001001 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:00 pm

Same for me as many others for renewal...received license in less than one month. Good work DPS!
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