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Old 12-24-2008, 11:28 AM
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Question Background checks

So, my PP added me to his visitation list, but it seems like a background check is holding things up. I'm worried that it might be me, because I recently moved and didn't bother changing my address through the DMV yet. So my question is this: would the fact that I haven't changed my address yet through the DMV be holding up the process, and could that keep me from getting on the list?
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:55 PM
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I believe that the address that he puts in his visitation list has to match what is on your ID.. If I'm wrong someone will be along to correct me.
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:12 PM
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I'm not sure about this. I moved to another state after my husband went in but was approved before I moved. I have not yet changed my TX DL to NC DL. I visited him in October from NC. They knew this because I got a special visit. No problem with a different address on my ID. But I was approved prior to moving.
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:04 PM
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In Texas when you show up for a visit the addresse on your ID must match the one on the visitation list. The unit warden can allow an exception if he so chooses. On my unit they will normally let you in but tell you next time you must match.
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Old 12-25-2008, 01:21 PM
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I still have my old license with the address he entered. I was more curious to know if they checked the DMV database to see if that's the current address or not.
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Old 12-25-2008, 02:50 PM
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The address difference doesnt matter when getting ON the visitation list. However, it does matter when you actually go visit. I had my first visit with my husband last weekend, and I had recently moved. He put my most recent address on the list, but my ID was different. She said she'd let me in that time, but next time I had to get a new ID with my change of address on it. What a big pain. I would think a correct address would be the last thing of secure verification they would worry about.... What about date of birth or hmm, the picture and name on my ID matches the name given to you (and you can see I look like my picture)...?
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The address does have to match on the id with the one on file. As others have said they probably will allow you to visit but will insist that on the next visit they match. I know it sounds like a pain in the butt, but, you don't go to other people's house and tell them how to run it.
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Lisa... to my knowledge they do NOT check with the DMV... there are too many people who are not licensed drivers for them to do that. All you need is an ID with an address that matches what they have on file. If in doubt, call the unit and verify what address they have for you. If you've got the old ID and it's not expired, use that one.... they aren't going to take the time to verify anything through the DMV.

lol... DMV... that sounds like a "northern" term... down here we just call it the drivers license place.... or in some cases... the DPS...
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what about ur name ? women's names change when they get married...do they double check on all that? if so would i bring ALL paperwork to show that it is me? would they accept that...anyone have that problem??
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I think all you need is for the name and address on your ID to match what is on the visitation list and for it to be your picture on the ID. I do not think that they do any background check of any kind.
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As long as the name and the addresse on your ID matches that on the visitation list you will have no problems.
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