Proof Of Identity


You may prove your identity with any one of these, if you are recognizable:

  • Previous U.S. passport (mutilated, altered, or damaged passports are not acceptable as proof of identity.)
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Current, valid
    • Driver’s license
    • Government ID: city, state or federal
    • Military ID: military and dependents

NOTE:  Your Social Security Card does NOT prove your identity. If none of these are available, you will need:

  1. Some signature documents, not acceptable alone as ID
    (ex: a combination of documents, such as your Social Security card, credit card, bank card, library card, etc.) AND
  2. A person who can vouch for you. He/she must:
  • Have known you for at least 2 years,
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident,
  • Have valid ID, and
  • Fill out a Form DS-71 in the presence of a passport agent.

FOR MINORS UNDER THE AGE OF 16: Each minor child shall appear in person. Both parents or legal guardians must present evidence of identity when they apply for a minor under the age of 16. Read more information on the identity requirements for minors under the age of 16.