By Melanie Willard
Las Vegas, NV
I have a friend who is a former resident of Virginia. He tried to renew his current driver’s license in Texas and found out that the state of Viriginia has a “hold” on his license from November of 2000 for proof of insurance. He lived in Virginia less than a year; by November of 2000 he was living in Texas. The State of Texas won’t renew his license because of this hold.
By November of 2000 he’d already obtained his Texas license and you couldn’t do that without proof of insurance in Texas. Can you direct me to somebody that can help get this resolved without having to pay Virginia over $500?
He’s lived at the same address in Texas since 2000 and in order to renew his plates every year he has to submit proof on insurance. He doesn’t even have the vehicle in question anymore; that was sold in 2005. It appears that the state of Virginia is trying to rip-off former residents.
Any guidance you can offer would be greatly appreciated. He is checking with his current insurance agent but since this is so old there may not be any records that old with the insurance company.
The reason I’m contacting you in his place is that he is so mad right now that he can’t see straight. He was never notified of this “hold” in a timely manner when he might have still have had records from 12 years ago. He just found out about it today when he went to renew his license.
He’s thinking of selling his car and giving up his driver’s license. I’m trying to talk himout of doing something so drastic right now.