IDs Needed to Request Passport Vital Records

When you request a vital record (e.g. birth, death, marriage, or divorce) from Passport Services, you must submit one of the primary photo IDs below. If you cannot present a primary photo ID, you must present 3 secondary IDs.

Primary IDs (submit one):

  • State-issued driver’s license
  • State-issued non-driver photo ID
  • U.S. military or military dependent ID
  • Current (valid) U.S. or foreign passport
  • Government employee ID (federal, state, municipal)
  • Prison or inmate ID
  • Matricula Consular (Mexican Consular ID)
  • Legal Permanent Resident card

Secondary IDs (submit three):

If you do not have primary ID from the list above, please submit 3 forms of secondary ID from the list below:

  • Expired driver's license or state-issued ID (within 6 months after expiration date)
  • Employee ID
  • School ID
  • Social Security card
  • Veterans Affairs ID
  • Voter registration card
  • Pay stub (current)
  • Bank statement (current)
  • Car registration
  • Utility bills
  • Copy of Income Tax Return/W-2 Form


What if I don't have any of these IDs?

If you do not have a valid ID, someone may make the request on your behalf. He or she must be a family member or friend who has known you for at least five years. He or she must include in the request:

  1. Your written authorization. For example, I hereby authorize John Doe to request my replacement Consular Report of Birth Abroad on my behalf.
    • This statement needs to be signed by you and the person requesting on your behalf.
    • This statement needs to be notarized.
  2. A copy of valid photo ID of the person requesting on your behalf.
  3. A written statement from the person who is requesting on your behalf that verifies who you are.