11.17.21.05

.05 Exception Process.

A. If an applicant is unable to comply with the Maryland residency source document requirements set forth in Regulation .04C of this chapter due to circumstances beyond the applicant's control, the applicant may submit the following alternate source documents under the following circumstances.

(1) If the applicant is a dependent:

(a) The signature on the application of the parent or guardian with whom the applicant resides, signed in the presence of a representative of the Administration;

(b) Documentation of the relationship between the applicant and parent or guardian;

(c) Documentation to prove the applicant is a dependent of the parent or guardian, if the applicant is 18 years of age or older; and

(d) Acceptable proof of the parent or guardian's identity and Maryland residence address.

(2) If the applicant is a married individual:

(a) A statement from the applicant's adult spouse with whom the applicant resides, signed in the presence of a representative of the Administration; and

(b) An original or certified copy of their marriage certificate;

(3) If the applicant is a resident of a nursing home, a statement from the nursing home written on the nursing home's letterhead, which shall include:

(a) The applicant's name and date of birth;

(b) Address of the nursing home;

(c) Name and phone number of the contact person at the home; and

(d) Signature of the nursing home's manager or representative;

(4) If the applicant is an inmate or former inmate within 60 days of release:

(a) An Order of Parole;

(b) An Order of Mandatory Release; or

(c) An address certification form issued by the Administration and signed by a designated official of the correctional facility, or other designated official of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services;

(5) If the applicant is a homeless individual, an original letter on letterhead from a homeless shelter, or service provider, which shall include:

(a) A statement that the applicant is homeless;

(b) The address of the shelter or service provider;

(c) The name and phone number of the contact person; and

(d) The signature of the shelter representative or service provider; or

(6) If the applicant is in the care of the Department of Juvenile Services, the Administration may accept an address certification form issued by the Administration and signed by a designated official of the Department of Juvenile Services.

B. If an applicant is incapacitated and physically unable to visit the Administration to apply for an identification card in person, the Administration may complete the application and issuance process by mail if the applicant:

(1) Holds or has held a Maryland license or identification card and there is a usable image and signature of the applicant on file;

(2) Submits certification stating the reason the applicant is physically unable to apply for an identification card in person; and

(3) Submits a completed application and includes any applicable fees.