Alternate Proof of Identity:

The following may be used as proof of identity, if you are recognizable. You must send between 3-5 items (the more the better). All items must be 5 years old or older.

  • Previous U.S passport
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • 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 the items listed above are available, you will need to submit:

 A form of photo ID 
(Ex: High school yearbook with photo and name identifying you plus a copy of the cover of the yearbook to indicate the name of the school.) The yearbook is the best form of ID. Please note it must be at least 5 years old or older.

Other acceptable forms of photo ID (5 years old or older)

  • Work ID
  • Valid or Expired Driver License
  • Valid or Expired Government or Military issued ID

2. A person who can vouch for you. He/she must have known you for at least two years:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Have valid ID
  • Fill out a Form DSP-71 in front of the passport agent. 

If applying for your child who is under age 13:

As a parent or legal guardian you may apply for your child. You and your child will both need to appear in person.

  • You must show current, valid ID.
  • If you are NOT a U.S. citizen, you must show an alien registration card (“green card”), valid foreign passport, other ID such as a driver’s license.
  • If you do not have acceptable ID, someone with current, valid ID must vouch for you as described above.

If applying for your minor child age 13 to 17:

  • Your child MUST appear in person.
  • For security reasons, parental consent may be requested.
  • If your child does not have identification of his/her own, you need to accompany your child, present identification and co-sign the application.