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Identification Requirements

For office visits, you must bring specific forms of identification with proof of date of birth, social security number and residential address. Be ready, and bring the right stuff.

Important: You cannot become REAL ID'd online! You must come in to a service center with the appropriate documentation.

View a listing of agencies that can provide original documents  or download a document checklist.
Please note, these agencies provide original documents for Florida only.

Learn more about new certification requirements for CDL holders.

Veiw requirements for Immigrants, Non-Immigrants and Canadian.

U.S. Citizens


Bring one (original or certified copy):

  • Certified U.S. birth certificate (not a hospital issued birth certificate)
  • U.S. passport in current name
  • Certificate of naturalization
  • Consular proof of birth abroad

Additional required documents if you’ve legally changed your name:

  • U.S. passport in current name OR
  • Original or certified copies of all marriage certificates or court orders that show your name change(s) history (uncertified photocopies are not valid)

Social Security Number

Bring one (original):

  • Social Security card
  • W-2 form
  • Paycheck stub showing full Social Security number
  • 1099 Form

Residential Address

    (not post office box)


Bring two:
(Remember, both of these documents must be in your name.)

  • Deed, mortgage, payment booklet, or rental agreement
  • Florida vehicle registration or title  (order a duplicate through the Constitutional Tax Collector)
  • Utility bill or hookup/work order
  • Mail from financial institutions including checking, savings, or investment account statements
  • Florida Voter Registration Card
  • Current automobile insurance policy or bill
  • Customers who reside with someone who do not have documents in their name can provide one proof of residential address from the person with whom they reside and self-certify by completing the Certification of Address (Form HSMV 71120) as the second proof 


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