To begin with, read about passport identification forms.
Passport Identification Forms
Importantly, you will need to have the correct passport identification forms to apply for a U.S. passport.
Specifically, you will need one of the following as primary identification:
- Previously issued, undamaged U.S. passport
- Naturalization certificate
- Valid driver’s license
- Current government ID (city, state or federal)
- Current military ID (military and dependents)
Moreover, if you use an out-of-state ID as your primary identification, you will need to present additional ID documents.
NOTE: Also, if you do not have any forms of primary identification, you’ll need secondary identification.
Secondary Identification for a Passport Application
Generally, you’ll need to bring as many forms of Secondary Identification as possible, which include:
- Non-driver’s ID card
- Library card
- Lease agreement
- Work identification
- Credit card
- Voter’s registration card
- Social Security card
- School ID
- Baptismal certificate
- Health insurance card
- High school year book
- Tax records
If you need to process a name change, you must submit your original marriage license, divorce decree, or name change decree.
Also, you have the option to bring in an identifying witness who will act as a witness of your identity. So, it will help as supplemental passport ID. Remember, the ID witness must have a valid license or passport, as well as a few other things.
With this in mind, read below for more info on the Identifying Witness.
Passport Identifying Witness
Otherwise, an identifying witness is a person who can swear to your identity. However, he or she must:
- Be present for your passport application.
- Have known you for at least 2 years.
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- Have a primary valid ID.
Lastly, your witness must complete Form DS-71: Affidavit of Identifying Witness in the presence of a Passport Agent. Notably, Form DS-71 is only available at your local Passport Acceptance Agency or a Regional Passport Agency.