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Old 01-12-2010, 10:53 AM   #1
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Question about proving FL residency

My cousin is moving to FL as a traveling nurse for her next assignment. She will live there in a leased apartment for at least 3 months. She moves quite regularly to new locations for work. Would she be eligible for a FL Resident Seasonal Pass? Is there a way for her to get FL identification without giving up her IA driver's license (which is where her home-base is)?

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Old 01-12-2010, 11:08 AM   #2
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From www.disneyworld.com 's website: currently, you must provide one of the following. They used to accept a utility bill in the name of the applicant but that must have changed since we moved to Florida, which was about 8 years ago:

Florida driver′s license
Florida state-issued ID card (must have Florida address)
Florida voter′s registration card with corresponding picture ID
A college ID for a Florida college
Florida-based military ID


I am pretty certain that you cannot get a FL driver's license withoout giving up your original driver's license. Here is the site for info on the state ID card requirements: http://www.flhsmv.gov/ddl/faqkeys.html#USC

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Old 01-12-2010, 12:55 PM   #3
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If she is going to be living and driving in Fl for three months she is required to get a Fl drivers license. There may be some special waiver etc because of the nature of her job BUT she will not be allowed to keep her out of state license and get a Fl ID.

They used to let snow birds slide on this but because of accidents and problems with insurance etc they are much more strict. If she wants to keep her other license she should NOT try to get Fl ID just to get a discount at Disney.
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:05 PM   #4
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It is expensive to get a FL drivers license now too. Over $50 I think! It kind of kills the savings from the FL res passes.
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:06 PM   #5
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A valid in Florida DL only is what she will need while she is living there. She gets to keep her other state DL and once she is in FL, the FL DL kicks in.

HOWEVER, the FL Only DL does NOT qualify her for the seasonal passes at WDW.

Beware of just getting the FL Resident ID card that is accepted by WDW. My Mom has one because she is a snow bird and has a condo in FL and never drives in FL (Dad does the driving).

She got called to jury duty in both NYS AND FL. She had served already in NY and received a summons while she was in Florida. She took it to the courthouse with her NYS DL, proof of jury service, her plane ticket proving that she would NOT be in Florida for the dates she was to serve.

The judge would not excuse her because she did have a FL residency card and did own property in FL. He didn't care about any other service done outside of FL. He needed more English speaking people in the jury pool. Since she would only be in town for that week, he had her serve immediately for the next 2 days! She did her jury duty (again) since it was easier than being in contempt of court.

Mom's going let her Residency ID card expire and not renew to hopefully lessen the chance of getting called again (in 2 states) when the 4 year (?) exemption is up.
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:20 PM   #6
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A valid in Florida DL only is what she will need while she is living there. She gets to keep her other state DL and once she is in FL, the FL DL kicks in.

HOWEVER, the FL Only DL does NOT qualify her for the seasonal passes at WDW.

Beware of just getting the FL Resident ID card that is accepted by WDW. My Mom has one because she is a snow bird and has a condo in FL and never drives in FL (Dad does the driving).

She got called to jury duty in both NYS AND FL. She had served already in NY and received a summons while she was in Florida. She took it to the courthouse with her NYS DL, proof of jury service, her plane ticket proving that she would NOT be in Florida for the dates she was to serve.

The judge would not excuse her because she did have a FL residency card and did own property in FL. He didn't care about any other service done outside of FL. He needed more English speaking people in the jury pool. Since she would only be in town for that week, he had her serve immediately for the next 2 days! She did her jury duty (again) since it was easier than being in contempt of court.

Mom's going let her Residency ID card expire and not renew to hopefully lessen the chance of getting called again (in 2 states) when the 4 year (?) exemption is up.
WOW, I have never heard of that happening, being called in 2 states at the same time that is. That is like being struck by lightning twice! Yeah, possible, but how often does it happen. To be very honest, your mom had a nasty judge. I didn't even think they had to "answer" to a judge but to the office of where they handle the Jurors. Even if she were a FL resident and showed she would be out of town that week, she would be excused. So to have to show she was a resident seems a bit odd to me. There are many people that go away who live here in Fl and I am sure at one time or another were served for Jury Duty that would have taken place while they were away. What is the "4 year exemption" that you are speaking of" is that for Jury Duty?
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:56 PM   #7
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Tell her to go to the DMV in FL and get a "Valid in FL" License. She will Have to pass an eye exam and get to keep her current home state license. You CAN use this FL License to get a Seasonal Pass, or at least you could a few months ago!
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:35 PM   #8
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These are the official rules:

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Florida Resident tickets are only available to actual Florida Residents and cannot be purchased for out-of-state family or friends.

An adult Florida Resident may purchase Florida Resident media for more than one Florida Resident from any location that provides an exchange certificate and not an actual ticket.

Children under the age of 18 are not required to provide proof of Florida residency if they are accompanied by an adult with valid proof of Florida residency

If the Guest has an exchange certificate, a valid form of Florida ID will be required when the exchange certificate is redeemed for the actual pass

One ticket only per valid proof of Florida residence (a Florida resident may buy tickets for minors in the party)

Exchange Certificates may say:

"After sale..., may not be transferred except as a gift." This means that the certificate may be given as a gift, so long as the recipient meets the defined Florida residency criteria.

"Purchase and redemption of this exchange certificate requires proof of Florida Residency."

The following items are the only documents accepted as proof of Florida Residency:
* Valid Florida State Drivers License
* Valid Florida State issued ID Card with Florida Address
* Valid Florida Voter’s Registration Card with the Guest's name and address with corresponding photo ID
* Valid Florida University / College Student ID
* Valid Military ID stationed at one of the Florida Military Bases listed below:
(List of bases removed as unneeded)
The thing is Florida has really toughened up the rules for getting a DL to conform to Federal laws. I don't know if they still issue the "valid in Florida only" licenses.

And having a "valid in Florida only" license is valid for proof of residency for purchasing/activating Florida Resident tickets.
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:40 PM   #9
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I want to say that you can use a utility bill as well. When I went to Guest Relations to get some disney dollars, there was an elderly couple renewing their AP's, buying tickets for the grandkids, and tried to get FL resident tickets for their grown kids, but they don't live in FL. The guy was telling them of all the ways to prove residency. I wish I was paying more attention.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:51 PM   #10
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Even if she were a FL resident and showed she would be out of town that week, she would be excused.
I don't think she'd be excused; she might be able to defer to a later date, but there are VERY few exceptions that would allow one to be excused from jury duty.

Just last week up here, Sal the Cat was called for jury duty. When his own tried to get him excused because he doesn't speak English, the judge apparently said, "Too bad, he has to show up" (ideally, not knowing it was a cat!)
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:43 AM   #11
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HOWEVER, the FL Only DL does NOT qualify her for the seasonal passes at WDW.
This is 100% WRONG. I hold a FL Only DL and I have purchased the FL Resident seasonal pass with it the for the 5 years in a row.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:43 AM   #12
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As of November 1, 2009, FL only drivers' licenses have been eliminated. If you own property in both FL and another state, and have a license from that state, you must give up your driver's license from your primary state to obtain a FL license. We have the temporary licenses from FL and I needed to renew mine (hubby's is still in effect until next year) and was told this by the DMV in Haines City.
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We just moved to FL from IN and I had to jump through hoops to get a FL DL. I needed my old license(which they kept), my original birth certificate with raised seal, my proof of address (lease papers), my social security card and my marriage certificate with raised seal. The seal on my marriage certificate wasn't able to be seen on the photo copy they made so they had to darken it with a pencil. Then they told me that if it wasn't accepted they'd suspend my license until I could provide them with a original copy from the county I was married in. It's been 2 months and I haven't heard anything so I guess it was ok.

IMHO. The discount isn't worth the hassle.
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We own houses in Wisconsin and Florida. Live in Wisconsin most of the year and have WI drivers licenses. Last year, we obtain Florida ID's using our social security cards, tax bill and WI drivers license. This is not a Florida drivers license, simply an identification card to make it easier to cash checks, etc. when you have a local address. Disney informed us we only need a Florida ID card to get the Florida discounts on rooms/ tickets/passes. We do not want to become Florida residents simply because of the possibility of being called for jury duty. We have both served in Wisconsin more than once.

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We are florida residents and in 2003 they required our birth certificates to get licenses, plus our Illinois drivers licenses, which we surrendered. I am surprised at all the people who are getting licenses so easily. Now, you need 5 proofs including birth certificate, social security card, marriage certificate if you have a different name than on your driver's license, and two proofs of address. I really don't like hearing that there is a double standard for residents and those who just want to get a discount at Disney.
We have owned a home in Wisconsin Dells for 22 years. We are not allowed to get one discount, even though we pay over $3000 a year in property taxes. Why, because they are deluged by people who claim they are residents because they own one week of timeshare or a camping membership.
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