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Required Documents - Non-Immigrant

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Non-immigrants renewing, replacing or applying for a new driver license or ID card in person must submit the following documents before a REAL-ID compliant driver license or ID card can be issued. Please note that the name assigned to the Social Security Number (SSN) must match the name that will appear on the Florida driver license or ID card. Customers who have recently changed their name should update their records with the Social Security Administration before applying for a driver license or ID card.

1. Primary Identification - An original of one of the following documents with complete name

  • Valid employment authorization card issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) form I-688B or I-766
  • Non-expired proof of non-immigrant classification provided by DHS form I-94 with required supporting attachment(s). If a customer is unsure of the required documentation, they should bring all United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) documentation with them.
    • I-94s must be accompanied by a valid passport with a date of entry stamp. Certain classifications require additional documentation. Some examples are:
      • F-1 and M-1 classification must be accompanied by an I-20
      • J-1 or J-2 designation must be accompanied by a DS2019
      • Refugee, asylee and parolee classifications must be accompanied by additional documentation;
  • I-571 travel document/refugee travel permit
  • I-512 parole letter accepted
  • Immigration judge’s order granting asylum or cancellation of removal.


  • Documents must be valid for more than 30 days from the date of issuance.
  • Non-U.S. citizens applying for an original driver license will be issued a 60-day temporary paper permit without a photo and a receipt. Non-U.S. citizens applying for an ID card will be issued a receipt. Upon identity and legal status verification, a driver license or ID card will be issued within 60 days and mailed to the address on the driver record. The driver license or ID card will be issued for the period of time specified on the USCIS document, up to a maximum of four years.
  • If lawful status or identification is not verified, a denial of issuance letter will be mailed to you.


2. Proof of Social Security - An original of one of the following documents with complete name and complete Social Security Number

  • Social Security Card
  • W-2 form (not handwritten)
  • Pay check/stub
  • SSA-1099
  • 1099 form (not handwritten)


3. Proof of Residential Address - Any two of the following documents, copies are accepted

Current driver license or ID card may not be used as proof of residential address. 

  • Deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental/lease agreement
  • Florida voter registration card
  • Florida vehicle registration or title
  • Utility bill
  • A utility hook up or work order - not more than 60 days old
  • Automobile payment booklet
  • Selective service card 
  • Medical or health card with address listed
  • Current homeowner insurance policy or bill
  • Current automobile insurance policy or bill
  • Educational institution transcript for the current school year
  • Unexpired professional license issued by a government agency in the U.S.
  • W2 form or 1099 form
  • Form DS2019, Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) status
  • Mail from financial institutions including checking, savings or investment account statements
  • Mail from federal, state, county or city government agencies
  • A letter from a homeless shelter, transitional service provider or a half-way house verifying they receive your mail. The letter must be accompanied by a Certification of Address form
  • If you reside with someone, provide proof of their residential address and complete a Certification of Address form



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