My sister and I are naturalized citizens since 1955. My sister, later married, let her California ID lapse accidentally years ago since she never needed it for ID purposes. When trying to renew her ID, Homeland security got involved and her case has been in review for over 7 months.
Seems her orig.citzenship docs, marriage license, Social Security number, photo credit card and her expired California ID card would be enough, but not according to the DMV. Her DMV case worker said her citizenship doc. should have been updated with current picture and married name....that this was "common knowledge". I have heard that it is an OPTION but not a requirement.
My sister also wonders, since none of these older documents required fingerpinting, how can they "prove" identity with any certainty?