I have been procrastinating on renewing my passport, so I can use it to get a Louisiana ID without digging up my birth certificate. Today I finally got the form and started doing it.

Halfway through I discovered that my current passport is actually good until 2022. I misread its issuance date as its expiration date. OOPS.

Hopefully the rest of this process will go as easily as this did.

(for later reference, the list of documents:)

One primary document: birth cert, unexpired passport, permanent resident card

Two secondary documents: social security card, voter registration card – an unofficial site also lists out-of-state license/ID and health insurance card so hopefully I will be good?

also one document “verifying your home address” which I think can usually be done with a bill addressed to it, of which I have many…

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