Secondary Evidence of Identification

    If you cannot present primary identification, you must submit as much secondary identification as possible.

    A Combination of Identifying Documents

    Present a combination of documents that can be used to verify your personal identity. These documents are not acceptable as secondary identification when presented alone.

    Example: Social Security Card + Credit Card + Employee ID + Library Card

    An Identifying Witness

    An identifying witness is a person who can swear to your identity. He or she must:

    • Be present at the time of application
    • Have known you for at least 2 years
    • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Have valid ID
    • Fill out Form DS-71: Affidavit of Identifying Witness in the presence of a Passport Agent

    NOTE: Form DS-71 is only available at your local Acceptance Facility or a Passport Agency.