The National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact Council (a fifteen-member body of local, state, and federal government officials) have issued a guide to use in determining what constitutes a valid identification:

Primary identification – A current, valid and unexpired picture identification:

  1. It must have a personal descriptor information such as name, gender, date of birth, address, etc.          
  2. This information must match the information provided in the Request for Live Scan Service form;
  3. The date of expiration must not have lapsed;
  4. Photograph reasonably resembles the applicant’s appearance;
  5. Department of Motor Vehicles Identification Card;
  6. Out-of-state driver’s license.

If you do not have a primary form of identification, one or more of the following secondary forms of identification (with supplemental one or two of the supplemental documents) listed below may be accepted:

  •    The state government issued Birth Certificate;
  •    U.S. Active Duty/Retiree/Reservist Military Identification Card (000 10-2);
  •    U.S. Passport;
  •    Federal government Personal Identity Verification Card (PIV);
  •    Department of Defense Common Access Card;
  •    U.S. Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Identification Card;
  •    Social Security Card;
  •    Court Order for Name Change/Gender Change/Adoption/Divorce;
  •    Marriage Certificate (Government issued certificate);
  •    Foreign Passport with appropriate immigration document(s);
  •    Certificate of Citizenship (N560);
  •    Certificate of Naturalization (N550);
  •    INS I-551 Resident Alien Card issued since 1997;
  •    INS 1-688 Temporary Resident Identification Card;
  •    INS I-688B, I-766 Employment Authorization Card.

Supplemental documents to accompany these forms of identification:

  •    Utility bill with address;
  •    Jurisdictional voter registration card;
  •    Vehicle registration card/title;
  •    Paycheck stub with name and address;
  •    Spouse/parent affidavit;
  •    Canceled check or bank statement;
  •    Mortgage documents.