(1) The department will not accept a document as proof of identity, age, social security number, or residence if there is reason to believe it has been altered, fraudulently obtained, or is fake, forged, counterfeit, or otherwise non-genuine or illegitimate.   In addition to the documents listed in ARM 23.3.129, 23.3.130, and 23.3.131, the department may require additional documentation if there is reason to suspect that fraudulent, fake, forged, altered, otherwise non-genuine or illegitimate documents have been submitted.

(2) A document in a language other than English may be submitted to the department by an applicant as proof of identity, full legal name, date of birth, or residence if:

(a) the document is accompanied by a translation of that document into the English language;

(b) the translation is sworn to by the translator as being a true and accurate translation;

(c) the translator is not related by blood or marriage to the applicant; and

(d) the translator is either:

(i) certified by the American translators association;

(ii) certified by a court of competent jurisdiction;

(iii) approved by an embassy or consulate of the United States or diplomatic or consular official of a foreign country assigned or accredited to the United States;

(iv) affiliated with or approved by the US department of justice, immigration and naturalization service, or a government jurisdiction within the US; or

(v) an attorney licensed to practice in the US.

History: Sec. 61-5-125, MCA; IMP, Sec. 61-5-103, 61-5-105, 61-5-107, 61-5-111, MCA; NEW, 2000 MAR p. 2524, Eff. 9/22/00.