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
- 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.