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Recent News Business woman walking through airport with suitcase I-94 Forms and Arriving in the U.S. by Tina Chang on

Traveling to the United States can be fun and exciting, but it can also be stressful figuring out which visa and immigration documents you need. Most countries will allow you to travel to the U.S. for 90 days or less without a visa. For more information about the Visa Waiver Program, visit the U.S. Department […]

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Drivers in the Military Men in the Military Pre-Deployment Checklist: What to Take Care of Before You Relocate by Melissa Crumish on

Deployment for any armed forces member – Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force – is difficult. There are many things to consider, including }household finances, family, housing issues, banking and legal affairs, medical concerns, and vehicle matters. To help mitigate last-second pressures, it’s best to prepare before your military deployment orders come through, and while there […]

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Insurance Center Scene slate board for a movie Behind the scenes: Iron Man & rental car insurance by Nick Musica on

I wrote a post last week on the DMV.org blog about Iron Man and rental car insurance. I used Iron Man as my means to walk readers though the somewhat- complicated topic of car rental insurance: Specifically, how Tony Stark might answer the rental car representative when it was time to decide if he should […]

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Reports & Records Woman Looking at Calendar Planner Length of Time Covered in a Background Check by Kat Saks on

Criminal background checks can provide a great deal of information about a person’s past. But, when you perform a background check, just how far can you walk down memory lane? Read on to learn more about the length of time covered in a background check. Background Check Time Periods Vary The length of time covered […]

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Safety & Driving Blue Jeep on the side of the road Steps to Take If Chrysler Recalled Your Jeep by Jeff Wozer on

After several days of legal sparring, Chrysler has agreed to recall the following vehicles: 1993 – 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokees 2002 – 2007 Jeep Libertys The agreement was reached after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the government muscle behind car safety, dropped its demand for 1999-2004 Grand Cherokees to be also included in […]

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Tickets & Violations A woman using a phone while driving Say Hello to Tougher Texting-While-Driving Penalties, New York! by Alicia Sparks on

New York is beefing up its cell phone laws; rather, the penalties for violating those laws. Before today, all drivers–regardless of license type–faced a three-point penalty on their driving records if they were caught texting while driving. Sounds pretty standard, right? However, during a recent news conference, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that as of […]

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Drivers License & ID Registered Organ Donors Wanted April is National Donate Life Month by Amanda Lautieri on

This April marks the 11th year of National Donate Life Month and your chance to make a difference in the lives of others. The Incredible Impact of Organ Donation National Donate Life Month is the perfect time to make your commitment to saving lives. You might be surprised to find out that: More than 120,000 […]

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Address & Name Change Newlyweds Signing Documents Checklist: Where to Change Your Name by Melissa Crumish on

This may be difficult to fathom, but name change notification does not stop at Facebook or Twitter. There are other authorities to notify should your name change due to: Marriage Divorce Court order Certificate of Naturalization showing new name Who to Notify of Your Name Change To begin, focus on updating your identification by notifying: […]

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