Passport Identification Forms

In order to apply for a U.S. passport, you must have the correct passport identification forms. 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)

*If you have an out-of-state ID as your primary identification, you will need to present additional ID documents.

If you do not have any of the above as primary identification, you will need to use secondary identification.

Secondary Identification for a Passport Application

Secondary Identification is made up of many documents. The more identification documents you can provide, the better. We recommend bringing in as many as you can.


– Non Drivers ID Card

– Library Card

– Lease Agreement

– Work Identification

– Credit Card

– Voters Registration Card

– Social Security Card

– School ID

– Baptismal Certificate

– Health Insurance Card

– High School Year Book

– Tax Records

If you are doing a name change, it is required that you submit your original marriage license, divorce decree, or name change decree.

Another option that we highly recommend is bringing in an identifying witness. This person will act as a witness about your identity. This will help as supplemental passport ID. The ID witness will need to have a valid license or passport, as well as a few other things. Read below for more info on the Identifying Witness.


 An Identifying Witness

An identifying witness is a person who can swear to your identity. The identifying witness must:

  • Be present at the time of application,
  • Have known you for at least 2 years,
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident,
  • Have primary valid ID, and
  • Fill out Form DS-71: Affidavit of Identifying Witness in the presence of a Passport Agent.

NOTE: Form DS-71 is only available at your local Acceptance Facility or a Passport Agency.

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