List of Valid ID - Department of Justice

Department of Justice Valid ID


Primary Form of Identification

  • California, Out of State or Canadian Driver’s License*
  • Department of Motor Vehicles Identification Card
  • U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card
  • Federal Government Personal Identity Verification Card (PIV)
  • Uniformed Services Identification Card
  • Department of Defense Common Access Card
  • Foreign Passport with Appropriate Immigration Document(s) (e.g., Form I-94)
  • USCIS – Permanent Resident Card (I-551)
  • USCIS – Employment Authorization Card (I-766)
  • Federal, State, or Local Government Agency ID Card with Photograph
  • U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card

* For those applicants without a license, a state identification card may be presented if the state identification card standards are the same as for the driver’s license.

Secondary Forms of Identification (2 forms required)

In absence of a Primary Form of Identification, an applicant shall provide at least two of the following forms of secondary identification AND at least two additional forms of the supporting documentation that follows:

  • State Government Issued Certificate of Birth
  • U.S. Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Identification Card
  • Native American tribal document
  • Social Security Card
  • Court Order for Name Change/Gender Change/Adoption/ Divorce
  • Marriage Certificate (Government Certificate Issued)
  • U.S. Government Issued Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  • Draft record
  • School ID with photograph (minimum age 7 years old, or transaction will be rejected by DOJ)*
  • Certificate of Citizenship (N560)
  • Replacement Certificate of Citizenship (N-561)
  • Certificate of Naturalization (N550)
  • Replacement Certificate of Naturalization (N-570)

Supporting Documentation for Secondary Forms of Identification (2 forms required)

NOTE: When validating the authenticity of secondary forms of identification, the information must be supported by at least two of the following supplemental documents: 

  • Utility Bill (Address)
  • Jurisdictional Voter Registration Card
  • Vehicle Registration Card/Title
  • Paycheck Stub with Name/Address*
  • Jurisdictional Public Assistance Card
  • Spouse/Parent Affidavit

* Financial information may be redacted by the individual