Proof of Identity for a US Passport is a requirement. This step cannot be skipped or avoided. The proof of identity requirement is handled by your local passport acceptance agent. Please read below for more information.
Proof of Identity Requirement
- A primary ID must be presented to the Acceptance Agent. The ID must be issued less than 6 months ago from the application date. This is to satisfy the proof of identity requirement for passport applicants.
- Provide a copy of the legal document to show the name change if your ID and legal name do not match.
- Provide as many forms of ID as possible if your ID issue date is less than six months ago. The U.S. Department of State may still ask for additional proof of ID.
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Previous U.S. Passport Book or Card
Driver’s License older than six months
Government ID: City, State or Federal
Secondary Identification Documents
Secondary Identification Documents can be provided if you do not have the primary identification documents listed above. Unfortunately there is no guarantee the U.S. Department of State will accept these documents so make sure you supply as many as possible. Documents with your photograph, signature and/ or physical description are particularly helpful.
School Yearbook Photograph
Employment Identification Card
Government Identification Card
Student Identification Card
Selective Service Registration Card
Union Membership Card
Health Insurance Card
Marriage Certificates or Divorce Decree
Overseas Birth Record
Voter Registration Card
Miscellaneous ID Cards
Birth Certificate with Parents Listed
Mortgage, Lease, or Rental Agreement