Required Documents for FL License or ID Card


Required Documents for a FL Driver’s License or ID Card

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US Citizens

A person born in the U.S or one of its territories, someone who has obtained a Certificate of Citizenship from the Department of State, or someone who has been otherwise granted citizenship.

These documents can be used as a primary form of identification for US citizens:

  • Certified US birth certificate, including territories and District of Columbia (The birth certificate must be issued by a government agency. Hospital birth certificates will not be accepted.)
  • Valid unexpired US passport or Passport Card- Consular Report of Birth Abroad- Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certificate of Citizenship


A “Permanent Resident Alien” who was admitted to the U.S. from another country who has received an immigrant visa or adjusted permanent resident status

Immigrants need to provide one of the documents from the list below as their primary form of identification:

  • Valid Alien Registration receipt card (Green card, Form I-151or I-551, or Permanent Resident Card)
  • I-551 stamp in a valid passport with a valid US Visa affixed or on an approved I-94- Immigration Judge’s Order, with the customer’s A-number, granting asylum- I-797, with the customer’s A-number, stating the customer has been granted asylum
  • I-797, I-94 indicating the customer entered as a refugee or another form from the Citizenship and Immigration Services, with the customer’s A-number, stating the customer’s application for Refugee status is approved

Canadian Citizens

Canadian citizens applying for a driver’s license will need to provide one of these documents as their primary form of identification:

  • Valid Canadian passport
  • Original or certified Canadian birth certificate
  • Canadian Naturalization
  • Canadian Certificate of Citizenship


Someone who is seeking temporary entry into the U.S for a specific purpose and for a temporary period of time

Non-immigrants must provide an original document from the list of options below as their primary form of identification:

  • Valid Employment Authorization Card issued by the USCIS (Form I-688B or I-766)
  • Proof of non-immigrant classification provided by USCIS or US Customs and Border Protection (Form I-94, not expired, with required supporting attachments). I-94s must be accompanied by a valid Passport with a valid US Visa affixed. Certain classifications require additional documentation. Some examples are:
    – F-1 and M-1 classification must also be accompanied by an I-20- J-1 or J-2 designation must be accompanied by a DS-2019
    – Refugee, asylee, and parolee classifications must be accompanied by additional documentation (for example, I-94 with picture affixed).

In some cases, additional supporting documentation may be requested. Examples of supporting documents include: passports, Florida driver licenses or identification cards, a driver license from any other state, an employment authorization card, employer identification from a home country, identification from school or college, a social security card or other citizenship and immigration services document.[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”STEP TWO: SSN OR SECONDARY IDENTIFICATION” color=”custom” accent_color=”#eeee22″][vc_column_text]You will also need to provide proof of your social security number. You can do this with a social security card, W-2 form, paycheck with your complete social security number, a 1099 form or a military ID. The name on the document you show must match the name you want to have on your driver’s license.

If you have never had a social security number and you are a U.S citizen or immigrant, you will have to provide one of these secondary identification documents:

  • A driver license from the District of Columbia, US Territories, or one of our 50 states
  • An identification card from the District of Columbia, US Territories, or one of our 50 states
  • United States military or military dependent ID card
  • School record stating date of birth that must contain the registrar’s signature
  • Transcript of the birth record filed with a public officer charged with the duty of recording certificates
  • An insurance policy on the customer’s life that has been in force for at least two years and that has the month, day, and year of birth
  • Florida driver license record or identification card record
  • Selective Service Registration (Draft Card)
  • Receipt copy of your last Florida driver license issuance
  • Immigration Form I-571
  • Federal Form DD-214 (military record)
  • Marriage certificate
  • Court order, which includes legal name
  • A Florida voter registration card, which was issued at least three months previously
  • Florida Vehicle Registration certificate obtained from the tax collector’s office where the customer’s vehicle was registered, Florida, or out-of-state registration certificate, if name and date of birth are shown
  • Parent consent form of minor, signed by the parent or legal guardian
  • Government issued out-of-country passport, driver license, or identification card
  • Baptism certificate that shows date of birth and the place of baptism
  • Family Bible record or birth announcement in a baby book
  • Concealed weapons permit

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  • Deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet, or residential rental/lease agreement
  • Florida Voter Registration Card
  • Florida Vehicle Registration or Title
  • Florida Vessel Registration or Title (if living on a boat/houseboat)
  • Statements (Contact your local driver license or tax collector office for information about using statements)
  • A utility hook-up
  • 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 forms for the current school year
  • Unexpired professional license issued by a government agency in the US
  • W-2 form or 1099 form
  • Form DS2019, Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) status
  • A letter from a homeless shelter, transitional service provider, or halfway house verifying that the customer resides at the shelter address
  • Utility bills, mail from financial institutions; including checking, savings, or investment account statements
  • Mail from Federal, State, County or City government agencies (including city and county agencies)
  • Transients – Sexual Offender/Predator/Career Offender: FDLE Registration Form completed by local sheriff ’s department



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