Primary Evidence of Identification

  • Fully-valid Driver’s License
  • Current Government ID (city, state or federal)
  • Current Military ID (military and dependents)


Secondary Evidence of Identification

If you cannot present Primary Evidence of Identification, you must submit as much secondary identification as possible.
A Combination of Identifying Documents
Present a combination of documents that can be used to verify your personal identity. These documents are not acceptable as secondary identification when presented alone.
Example: Social Security Card + Credit Card + Employee ID + Library Card

An Identifying Witness

An identifying witness is a person who can swear to your identity. He or shemust:
  • 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-71Affidavit 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.