A man who turned up alive nearly 20 years after he disappeared has been told he cannot have a driving license because he is still legally dead. The 61-year-old went to court to apply for a driving licence and to have his Social Security number reinstated. He disappeared in 1986, was officially declared dead eight years later, and resurfaced in 2005. His request to reverse the 1994 death ruling was turned down by Judge Allan Davis, who informed him there was a three-year limit for death notices to be repealed. The judge told him: "I don't know where that leaves you, but you're still deceased as far as the law is concerned."