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You must present a physical, government-issued photo identification document (ID) when submitting Form DS-11 if you are:
You must present one physical, primary ID which includes your photo. We cannot accept digital IDs. If you cannot present one of the primary photo IDs below, please present at least two secondary IDs.
Notice on Digital Identification Documents: Some states now issue digital ID documents (also known as mobile driver's licenses or mobile IDs). We cannot accept these digital IDs when you apply for your U.S. passport. You must continue to submit your physical, photo ID and a photocopy of the ID.
If you apply out of state, please present an additional ID. It should show as much of the following information as possible: your photo, full name, date of birth, and the document issuance date.
If you want to select a different gender marker, please see our Selecting your Gender Marker page.