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Proof of Identification

You must present identification verification when requesting a US passport. Primary and secondary ID evidence come in two varieties. Use a state-issued ID or driver’s license that has been valid for at least six months without any breaks, including renewals, as the primary form of identification. You will require a photocopy of both the front and back. You must submit one of the other primary IDs, which may occasionally require you to additionally submit certain secondary IDs, if a current ID or driver’s license is not accessible. On the off chance that no Essential ID is accessible you should submit 7 secondary IDs.

Primary Forms of ID

  • Driver’s Permit legitimate under a half year, terminated or suspended
  • Government, State, or Metropolitan ID card with photograph
  • State ID card with photograph
  • Military ID card with photograph
  • Pilot’s Permit with photograph
  • Passport expired or foreign- can NOT be utilized in the event that you are involving it as verification of citizenship also
  • Business ID with photograph
  • Current understudy ID card with photograph
  • INS Alien Registration card- green card

Secondary Forms of ID

  • Copy of school yearbook page with photo and name
  • Student ID card with photo (can be expired)
  • School transcripts
  • High school Diploma
  • Trade school diploma
  • College diploma
  • Tech school certificate
  • Military records
  • Selective service registration/classification
  • Union membership card
  • Professional license
  • Medicare or health insurance cards
  • Medical Records
  • Welfare cards
  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce decree
  • Insurance card
  • Insurance records
  • Baptismal certificate
  • Voters registration card
  • Income Tax records
  • W-2 Forms from one year
  • Pay stubs
  • Banking statements for one year
  • Newspaper articles about you
  • Social Security card
  • Credit card with account numbers blacked out
  • Utility Bills for one year
  • Leasing or Mortgage documents
  • Vehicle registration or title
  • Birth Certificate of a child listing you as the parent
  • Additionally a person that has known the applicant for at least 2 years, is a US citizen or permanent resident and has a
  • They are verifiable by a valid ID. They will have to accompany the applicant to the acceptance facility and complete a DS-71 form in front of the acceptance clerk and have their valid ID with them. The applicant must also provide the other secondary forms of ID while the clerk is approving.

A photocopy of the front and back of each document you give as secondary identification along with your application is required. If your credit card is to be used as secondary identification, a photocopy won’t be required.

  • A photocopy of your primary identification document and the second ID that will be used to present your application must be included if your primary identification is from outside the state. All identification documents shall be photocopied on both sides in accordance with the aforementioned photocopy criteria. You won’t be asked for a photocopy if you show your second ID as a credit card.
  • An aide who sees a disabled applicant’s signature or signs on the applicant’s behalf must provide a photocopy of their ID.
  • An ID photocopy must be provided by the individual serving as the identifying witness.