Acceptable ID Documents

Acceptable ID Documents

To verify your identity, please bring two of the following IDs with you to the Sterling Identity Network location. At least one ID document must be from the primary list and match your current name and date of birth. At least one ID document must contain your current valid US address.


Primary List

State-issued driver’s license
U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card
Federal Government Personal Identity Verification Card (PIV)
Uniformed Services Identification Card
Department of Defense Common Access Card
Foreign Passport with Appropriate Immigration Document(s)

USCIS – Permanent Resident Card (I-551)
USCIS – Employment Authorization Card (I-766)
Federal, state, or local government agency ID card with photograph
U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
Canadian driver’s license
State ID card if the state’s identification card standards are the same as for the driver’s license


Secondary List

State-issued driver’s license
State Government Issued Certificate of Birth
U.S. Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Identification Card
Native American tribal document
Social Security Card
Court Order for Name Change/Gender Change/Adoption/Divorce
Marriage Certificate (Government Certificate Issued)
U.S. Government Issued Consular Report of Birth Abroad
Draft record
School ID with photograph
Certificate of Citizenship (N-560)

Replacement Certificate of Citizenship (N-561)
Certificate of Naturalization (N-550)
Replacement Certificate of Naturalization (N-570)
Utility Bill (Address)
Jurisdictional Voter Registration Card
Vehicle Registration Card/Title
Paycheck Stub with Name/Address – the financial information can be redacted (removed, marked out, or otherwise hidden)
Jurisdictional Public Assistance Card
Spouse/Parent Affidavit