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


Naturalization Certificate


Driver’s License older than six months


Government ID: City, State or Federal


Military ID

 


 

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


Driver’s License


Military Record


Selective Service Registration Card


Union Membership Card


Professional License


Immunization Record


Health Insurance Card


Welfare card


Marriage Certificates or Divorce Decree


Academic Transcripts


Insurance records


Expired passport


Overseas Birth Record


Religious Records


Voter Registration Card


Tax Documents


Bank Statement


Miscellaneous ID Cards


Medical Card


Birth Certificate with Parents Listed


Mortgage, Lease, or Rental Agreement

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