Here in Uncle Sam land photo ID and drivers license is the same. No drivers license you need a photo ID issued by the state you live in.
Probably should clarify....Australia's Drivers Licences are photo-IDs.... that's why having one with you is always handy.
Can be problematic when your eyesight prevents you from getting a licence.....and it's thus harder to demonstrate who you are....just ask my missus...
Same issue different cause for me. Being that my legs are pretty much useless when I'm sitting in the drivers seat, and the Dep't of Transport blocked all my attempts for vehicle modifications, I am unable to get a drivers license here in Queensland. Put bluntly, they're a bunch of bureaucratic pricks... cos the preferred expletive is not acceptable here.
It just seems that whatever I go in there for, they have a 'reason' to deny it to me... like the 18-Plus photo ID I've been trying to get for years now. And when I go to my local MP for assistance, his minder at the front desk blocks my path and fobs me off with: "The Law is the law"
I have managed to get a form of photo ID by getting a passport photo attached to a statutory declaration and signed by a lawyer who identified mefrom the very documents the Transport Dep't rejected.... namely my expired passport, which clearly proves who I am, and several other gov't issued documents pertaining to me. The lawyer pretty much said that the Transport Dep't is a bunch of pricks who are being unnecessarily difficult when I have more than ample proof of who I am.
Anyway, the ID I have is acceptable for the purposes I most need it, and the lawyer believes it should be more than enough to get the 18-Plus card.... and if they reject it this time I am to get them to call him... and he is the sort of bloke to rip 'em a new arsehole if they insist on being contrary.