Travel.State.Gov > Records and Authentications > Requesting a Vital Record as a U.S. Citizen > 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 2 secondary IDs.
If you do not have primary ID from the list above, please submit 2 forms of secondary ID from the list below:
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: