Proof of Identity & Residency (2023)

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Proof of Identity & Residency (1)

What To Know

You must be a Nevada resident and provide a Nevada street address to obtain any driver's license, instruction permit or ID card.

You must also surrender any existing U.S.-issued license or ID card.

Required Documents

All documents must be valid originals or certified copies that were issued in the United States (except foreign passports). The DMV does not accept photocopies.

Nevada has three sets of requirements for proof of identity, including a Real ID license or ID card that meets federal requirements, a standard Nevada license/ID or a Driver Authorization Card (DAC). Please review the following lists and choose the card that is right for you.

Real ID Driver License, Permit or ID Card

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A license, permit or ID issued in compliance with the Real ID Act of 2005 is marked by a gold Nevada outline with a star cutout. It is a valid ID for boarding aircraft, entering federal facilities where ID is required or entering nuclear power plants.

See the Real ID Act in Nevada for more. Visit GetRealNevada.com for an interactive checklist or GetRealNevada.com en Español.

You must present all of the following:

  • Proof of Identity (one document) AND
  • If you have changed your name, Proof of All Name Change(s) AND
  • Proof of Social Security number (one document) AND
  • Proof of your Nevada residential address (two documents)

Proof of Identity

Present one of the following:

  • Valid Real ID driver’s license, instruction permit, or identification card from another state
    A license or ID that does not meet Real ID requirements is not accepted. A Real ID card marked “Limited Term” is not accepted; immigration documents must be shown.
  • Valid, unexpired United States Passport or United States Passport Card
  • Valid Enhanced Driver's License from a U.S. state
  • U.S. state-issued birth certificate (original or certified copy)
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240)
  • Certificate of Naturalization (N-550)
  • Certificate of Citizenship (N-560)
  • Permanent Resident Card (I-551).
    If the card is expired, you must also present a Notice of Action (I-797) showing an approved extension. The old pink version of the I-551, called the "Resident Alien Card," that contains no expiration date is also acceptable.
  • Valid, unexpired foreign passport with an I-94 stamped “Processed for I-551.”
  • Unexpired Employment Authorization Card (I-766)
  • Valid, unexpired Foreign Passport with an unexpired U.S. Visa and an I-94 form. If the I-94 is expired, you must also present a Notice of Action (I-797) showing an approved extension.

Licenses and ID cards will be marked “LIMITED TERM" when immigration documents are used to prove identity.

Documents we do NOT accept

  • Hospital-issued birth certificates
  • U.S. driver's licenses or ID cards that do not meet Real ID standards
    Accepted for driving privileges but not for proof of identity
  • Military ID
  • Foreign driver's licenses or ID cards
  • Foreign birth certificates
  • Border crossing cards
  • Consular identification cards
(Video) Proof of Residency 2020

Many of these are acceptable for a Driver Authorization Card.

Proof of Name Change(s)

If your Proof of Identity document contains your current full legal name, you do not need to provide proof of any name change. Skip this section.

If not, you must present documentation of all name change(s) to show how your name changed from the identity document to your current legal name. These documents are accepted:

  • Marriage certificate (government issued)
  • Divorce decree
  • Adoption records
  • Court order

An updated Social Security card is not sufficient proof of a name change. The DMV will use the name exactly as listed.

In a case of multiple name changes, you will be asked for marriage certificates or other proof of each change. Divorce decrees must reference the former name before marriage.

Upon the death of your spouse, you may change your middle and last names back to the names used prior to your marriage. You must present both the death and marriage certificates. The deceased person's name must match on both.

Proof of Social Security Number

Present one of the following to prove your Social Security number if a number has been issued to you.

  • Social Security Card
  • W-2
  • IRS Form 1099
  • Printed pay stub

Documents must list your current legal name and the complete Social Security number.

Proof of Nevada Residential Address

You must present two of the following documents which show your name and Nevada residential address.

(Video) When applying for Real ID, you'll need two proofs of residency

Original printouts from online accounts are accepted.

Original or Certified Copy Dated Within 60 Days

  • Receipt for the rent or lease of a residence
  • Lease of a residence on which the applicant appears as the lessee
  • Record from a public utility for a service address
  • Bank or credit card statement
  • Employment check stub
  • Document from a state or federal court
  • Record, receipt or bill requesting payment
  • Record from an educational institution in Nevada which establishes enrollment or an ID card issued by the educational institution that lists the address
  • Record from a hotel, motel, recreational vehicle park or campground located in Nevada indicating no fewer than 30 days of consecutive residency in this state
  • Voter registration card issued by a county clerk or county registrar of voters pursuant to NRS 293.517
  • Documentation of receipt of benefits from any State of Nevada program of public assistance
  • Leave and Earnings Statement or equivalent or successor form which indicates Nevada residency of an applicant who is a member of the military deployed outside Nevada on active duty
  • Notarized statement from the owner of a residence indicating that the applicant physically resides at the residence

Original or Certified Copy of Last-Issued Document

  • Document issued by an insurance agency or its agent, including, without limitation, an insurance card, binder or bill
  • Record, receipt or bill from a medical provider
  • Tax records other than property taxes
  • Record of property taxes assessed or paid
  • Deed of trust or other documentation of a current mortgage
  • Confidential Address Program (CAP) documents issued pursuant to NRS217.462‑.471

Department-Approved Forms

  • Certification of Nevada Residency (DMV 005)
  • Relief Agency or Shelter Certification (DMV 115)
  • Property Owner Residency Affidavit (DMV 116)

Standard Nevada License or ID Card

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A standard Nevada license does not meet Real ID requirements. It is marked "NOT FOR REAL ID PURPOSES."

As of May 3, 2023, these cards will not be accepted as identification for boarding aircraft. They are not currently accepted for entering federal facilities where ID is required or entering nuclear power plants.

Proof of Identity

Present one of the following:

  • Valid Real ID driver’s license, instruction permit, or identification card from another state
    A license or ID that does not meet Real ID requirements is not accepted. A Real ID card marked “Limited Term” is not accepted; immigration documents must be shown.
  • Valid, unexpired United States Passport or United States Passport Card
  • Valid Enhanced Driver's License from a U.S. state
  • U.S. state-issued birth certificate (original or certified copy)
  • Nevada Department of Corrections Identification Card
    See the Released Prisoner or Inmate Driver’s License and Identification Card Information (DMV 013)
  • Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Identification Card (Pyramid Lake tribe only)
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240)
  • Certificate of Naturalization (N-550)
  • Certificate of Citizenship (N-560)
  • Permanent Resident Card (I-551).
    If the card is expired, you must also present a Notice of Action (I-797) showing an approved extension. The old pink version of the I-551, called the "Resident Alien Card," that contains no expiration date is also acceptable.
  • Valid, unexpired foreign passport with an I-94 stamped “Processed for I-551.”
  • Unexpired Employment Authorization Card (I-766)
  • Valid, unexpired Foreign Passport with an unexpired U.S. Visa and an I-94 form. If the I-94 is expired, you must also present a Notice of Action (I-797) showing an approved extension.

Licenses and ID cards will be marked “LIMITED TERM" when immigration documents are used to prove identity.

Documents we do NOT accept

  • Hospital-issued birth certificates
  • U.S. driver's licenses or ID cards that do not meet Real ID standards
    Accepted for driving privileges but not for proof of identity
  • Military ID
  • Foreign driver's licenses or ID cards
  • Foreign birth certificates
  • Border crossing cards
  • Consular identification cards

Many of these are acceptable for a Driver Authorization Card.

Proof of Name Change(s)

Proof of Social Security Number

Proof of Residential Address

Driver Authorization Card

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A Driver Authorization Card is marked "NOT VALID FOR ID."

It is a license to drive a vehicle only.

You must present all of the following:

(Video) Proof of identity

  • Proof of identity AND
  • If you have changed your name, Proof of All Name Change(s) AND
  • Translation(s) of any document not in English AND
  • Proof of your Nevada residential address (two documents) AND

Proof of Identity

You may provide any of the documents required for a Real ID or standard license,

OR one of the following documents:

  • U.S. Military Identification Card
  • U.S. Military Dependent Identification Card
  • DD Form 214 – "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty"
  • U.S. Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood
  • Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Identification Card (Pyramid Lake tribe only)

OR two of the following documents:

  • A driver’s license or identification card issued by another state, the District of Columbia, or any territory of the United States
  • A driver authorization card issued by another state, the District of Columbia, or any other territory of the United States
  • A passport issued by a foreign government
  • A birth certificate issued by a foreign government
  • A consular identification card
  • Any document issued by a foreign government that the Department determines is substantially similar to a consular identification card

Proof of Name Change(s)

Translation(s)

Any document in a language other than English must be properly translated to English before it can be accepted. Any document translated from a foreign language to English is required to include all of the following:

  • A typed or electronically printed translation which is signed by a translator approved by the Department
  • The full and complete translation of the entire document
  • No abstract translations will be accepted
  • A typed or electronically printed statement conveying:

"I, [insert translator’s full legal name], certify that the foregoing is a complete and accurate translation from [insert foreign language] to the English language to the best of my ability. I further certify that I am fully competent to translate from [insert foreign language] into the English language and that I am proficient in both languages.
DMV Approved Translator Number: ________________"

See DMV Approved Translators to locate a translator in your area.

Proof of Residential Address

Real ID compliant cards must have the physical address printed on the card. Standard cards and driver authorization cards may show either the physical or mailing address.

Veterans

Honorably-discharged U.S. veterans may have a Veteran designation placed on their license or ID. Present your DD-214 or other evidence of honorable discharge. Visitarchives.govto obtain a copy of your DD-214 or other discharge document.

There is no additional fee if you are completing another license or iD transaction. If you are obtaining the designation only, the fee is $8.25 for a non-commercial license or ID card or $12.25 for a commercial license.

Where to get documents

To apply for U.S. issued proof of identity documents such as birth or marriage certificates, contact the state or county Vital Statistics Office where the document was issued. A list is available from the National Center for Health Statistics. You may also use vitalchek.com or a similar commercial service.

You may be able to order a replacement Social Security card online through a My Social Security account. If not, see Documents You Need for a Social Security card on the SSA website.

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Non-U.S. Citizens

Nevada does not issue licenses or ID cards to tourists. Other non U.S. citizens may, or may not, be eligible for a license or a driver authorization card depending on their specific immigration status.

Email or call before applying. Please include the Status Code issued by the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services. The type of license or ID issued is determined by immigration status.

The DMV may ask for additional documentation in certain circumstances including an I-20 form, a DS-2019 or other immigration document.

Non citizens who possess U.S. issued immigration documents may qualify for a Real ID or a standard license or ID card. These will be marked "LIMITED TERM."

Non U.S. Citizens who have applied for, but not received, a Social Security number may attest to this on the driver license application. They are not required to provide proof of a Social Security number.

Others may qualify for a Driver Authorization Card, which is not valid for identification. See Proof of Identity for a Driver Authorization Card.

Canada and U.S. Territories

Applicants from Canada and U.S. territories surrendering a non-commercial driver’s license follow the same testing procedures as an applicant surrendering a license from another U.S. state. Knowledge and skills tests may be waived for applicants 21 and older.

Taiwan Reciprocity

The DMV will waive the driving skills test for applicants from Taiwan who hold a valid class B Taiwan driver’s license. This applies to a Nevada Class C Non-Commercial license only.

Taiwanese nationals may apply for the waiver if they meet all of the following conditions:

  • age 21 or older
  • possess a valid Class B Taiwan Driver's License
  • present a Verification Certificate of Driver's License issued by a Taiwan Consulate Office
    (if the certificate is not written in English, it must be translated by the consulate or a DMV-approved translator)
  • complete a Drive Test Waiver for Taiwan Nationals (DMV 015 - PDF)

Applicants must take the vision and knowledge tests and meet all other requirements including Proof of Identity and Residency.

How To Apply

Requirements differ depending on the type of card.

(Video) Proof of identity process

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Residency Laws

Active duty military members, their spouses, dependents and others living temporarily in Nevada are not required to transfer their license and registration. Licenses are not issued to visitors.

Nevada Revised Statutes 482.103 and 483.141 "Resident" defined.

  1. "Resident" includes, but is not limited to, a person:
    1. Whose legal residence is in the State of Nevada.
    2. Who engages in intrastate business and operates in such a business any motor vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer, or any person maintaining such vehicles in this state, as the home state of such vehicles.
    3. Who physically resides in this state and engages in a trade, profession, occupation or accepts gainful employment in this state.
    4. Who declares himself to be a resident of this state to obtain privileges not ordinarily extended to nonresidents of this state.
  2. The term does not include a person who is an actual tourist, an out-of-state student, a border state employee or a seasonal resident.

FAQs

What can be accepted as proof of identity? ›

Proof of identity is a valid photo ID, such as a passport or ID card.

What can be used as proof of residency? ›

Proof of address can be one of the following documents:
  • Water, electricity, gas, telephone, or Internet bill.
  • Credit card bill or statement.
  • Bank statement.
  • Bank reference letter.
  • Mortgage statement or contract.
  • Letter issued by a public authority (e.g. a courthouse)
  • Company payslip.
  • Car or home insurance policy.

How can I prove my identity without ID? ›

recent (within last 3 months) utility bill (energy, telephone, internet, water) most recent (within last 12 months) council tax statement.
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Name documents:
  1. passport.
  2. driving licence.
  3. biometric residence card.
  4. national identity card.
  5. travel document.
  6. birth or adoption certificate or certificate of registry of birth.

How are you going to prove your identity at that time? ›

A driver's license, a Social Security card, a valid passport, or military photograph identification are some forms of identification. Depending on the organization and the level of assurance needed, a university ID or other non-government issued identification card may suffice for one form of ID.

Can I use birth certificate as ID? ›

Yes. Sometimes a birth certificate or marriage certificate from your local civil registrar is required if the prints on your PSA certificate are not legible.

Can I use a bank statement as proof of identity? ›

If your bank or building society has printed a statement for you in branch, this can be accepted as proof of ID for pre-employment checks as long as it is dated within the last six months.

What is the best proof of residency? ›

A utility bill, credit card statement, lease agreement or mortgage statement will all work to prove residency. If you've gone paperless, print a billing statement from your online account.

Can I do proof of residence online? ›

Can I use an online bank statement as proof of address? Depending on the company you need it for, you might be able to use your Online Statement as proof of address. However, if the company won't accept a printed Online Statement, you can request a signNow statement that will be sent to your home address.

What is a document that proves your identity? ›

Unexpired US Passport or Passport Card. US Birth Certificate or Birth Certification Card filed with a state office of vital statistics. Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) issued by the US Department of State. Unexpired Permanent Resident Card. Certificate of Naturalization.

What three methods are used to verify identity? ›

Digital identity verification methods such as biometric verification, face recognition and digital ID document verification can help companies, governments, and financial institutions verify the identity of a person online.

How would you identify your identity? ›

Personality traits, abilities, likes and dislikes, your belief system or moral code, and the things that motivate you — these all contribute to self-image or your unique identity as a person. People who can easily describe these aspects of their identity typically have a fairly strong sense of who they are.

What is the easiest valid ID to get? ›

Postal ID. The Postal ID is one of the easiest government-issued IDs to obtain. Any Filipino, regardless of current residency, is eligible to get one. Even foreign nationals can get this ID, too, granted that they have proof of Philippine residency and have been in the country for at least six months.

Can an expired passport be used as ID? ›

Can an expired passport be used as an ID? The short answer is no; an expired passport or photo ID is officially an invalid form of identification and cannot be used to verify identity when setting up a bank account, taking out a loan, buying a house or getting legal advice, for example.

Is school ID a valid ID? ›

! School IDs are valid proof of identification of students who are currently enrolled. If the applicant is of legal age and not a student, they are required to submit any of the government issued IDs stated in this link: dfa-oca.ph/valid-ids-for-…

Do online bank statements count as proof of address? ›

Depending on the company you need it for, you might be able to use your Online Statement as proof of address. However, if the company won't accept a printed Online Statement, you can request a paper statement that will be sent to your home address.

How do I get proof of address ASAP? ›

What is Proof of Address?
  1. Utility bill.
  2. Tax bill.
  3. Bank statement.
  4. Credit card bill.
  5. Tenancy agreement.
  6. Employment letter.
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What do you do if you don't have proof of address? ›

If you don't have sufficient original documents to prove your address, some financial institutions and government agencies will accept an affidavit filled out by someone you live with. Check with the financial institution or government agency to find out if they have a specific form that you should use.

Which document Cannot be submitted as proof of residence? ›

Documents containing postal addresses only are not valid for use as proof of residence. The document must show your township name and your physical address or ERF number.

How do I fix identity verification failed? ›

If the applicant receives an 'Identity Verification Failed' status it means that Sassa found that the applicant's details did not match with the Department of Home Affairs data.
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How to appeal for an SRD grant:
  1. Go to srd.dsd.gov.za.
  2. Enter ID number.
  3. Enter telephone number.
  4. Lodge appeal.
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What is the process of verifying the identity? ›

The process of verifying the identity of a user is called Authentication.

What are the two main methods of verification? ›

Two main methods of verification: double entry and manual verification.

What is personal identity examples? ›

Key examples of personal identity include your personality, achievements, gender, ethnicity, social status, social class, beliefs, values, and culture. Combined, these features (along with others – see below) make us all unique individuals.

What is an example of a identify? ›

She identified the dog as her lost pet. He was able to correctly identify the mushroom. The witness positively identified the suspect in the crime.

What is proof of residency in Arizona? ›

Valid Arizona driver's license, Arizona identification card, or motor vehicle registration. Real estate deed or mortgage documents. Property tax bill (most recent) Valid Residential lease or rental agreement (signed by both landlord & tenant)

What can be used as proof of UK residency? ›

You need: an identity document - your passport, national identity card, biometric residence card or permit. a digital photo - you can take a selfie during the application. your National Insurance number or proof of how long you've lived in the UK.

Can I use NHS letter as proof of address? ›

Any one of the following: a current year Council Tax statement. a benefit or pensions letter dated within the last 12 months. an NHS/doctor's letter or utility bill dated in the last 3 months.

What can I use as proof of living in the UK? ›

residential mortgage statement or rental agreement and evidence of payment. a dated and signed letter from a registered care home confirming your residence there. employer pension contributions.

What are the 6 Point ID requirements? ›

6 Points of ID
  • At least one Primary Document.
  • At least one Secondary Document.
  • A verifiable Social Security Number (SSN), or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN), or a letter of ineligibility for an SSN from the Social Security Administration (SSA) ...
  • Proof of address.

What documents do I need to get an Arizona driver's license? ›

Documents for an Arizona Driver's License
  1. Proof of identity (birth certificate U.S. passport, military ID card, etc.)
  2. Proof of social security number.
  3. A completed AZ Driver's License application (you can also fill one out at our office)
  4. Current and valid driver's license from your previous state, if applicable.

Do you have to show ID in Arizona? ›

In Arizona, you must give the officer your name or ID so the officer can identify you. You do not need to answer other questions about what you are doing, where you are going, or why you do not want to talk to the officer.

What documents count as proof of identity UK? ›

Group 1 identity documents

current passport (any nationality) Biometric Residence Permit (UK) current driving licence photocard (full or provisional) (UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands or Ireland) birth certificate issued within 12 months of birth (UK, Isle of Man or Channel Islands)

Is P60 proof of residency? ›

This will be considered evidence of residence for the period of that employment. A P60 for a 12-month period (the caseworker may request additional evidence to confirm that the person has been resident in the UK for at least six months of that period).

What ID can I use if I don't have a passport or driving licence UK? ›

You can use a UK birth, adoption or naturalisation certificate, but you must send it with one of the following: National Insurance card, or a letter from the Department for Work and Pensions or HM Revenue and Customs showing your National Insurance number - find your National Insurance number if you've lost it.

How do I prove my identity without a passport? ›

Acceptable documents providing proof of residence include:

Local authority tax bill valid for the current year** UK full or provisional photo-card driving licene or a full old-style paper driving licence (if not already presented as a personal ID document). Old style provisional driving licences are not acceptable.

Can I ask GP for proof of address? ›

According to the Primary Care Policy and Governance Manual for GP practices, there is no regulatory requirement to prove identity, address, immigration status or an NHS number in order to register as a patient. There is also no contractual requirement for GPs to request this.

How do you write a proof of residency letter? ›

I, [Your full legal name], am the landlord of [Name of your resident]. I'm writing to acknowledge and confirm that [he/she] resides at [Street address, City, State] and has done so since [Day/Month/Year] as my tenant.

How does HMRC check residency? ›

UK tests. You may be resident under the automatic UK tests if: you spent 183 or more days in the UK in the tax year. your only home was in the UK for 91 days or more in a row - and you visited or stayed in it for at least 30 days of the tax year.

How can I prove am British without a passport? ›

Anyone who does not hold a British passport can apply for a Confirmation of British Nationality Status certificate from UK Visas and Immigration at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/application-for-confirmation-of-british- nationality-status-form-ns.

Is an out of date passport proof of ID UK? ›

In the case of a standard British Passport renewal, your old/ expired British Passport can serve as proof of identity.

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