Forms of Acceptable Identification

Per the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Vital Records the following forms of personal identification are required when submitting either an in-person or by mail application for Arizona vital records.  Please review the list below carefully.

In-Person Requests:

Any applicant who applies in person must present a valid government-issued form of photo identification. All types of identification are to be reviewed for evidence of tampering, expiration date that has not passed, comparison of the photo with the bearer’s actual appearance, comparison of the signature with the signature on the application. Notarized applications are not accepted in person in lieu of identification.

Specific forms of identification that ARE acceptable include the following

:

  • United States issued Drivers Licenses (temporary IDs are not acceptable)
  • United States issued Identification Card
  • United States Territories Driver’s License or Identification Card
  • Tribal Identification Cards that contains bearer’s signature
  • U.S. Military Identification Cards that contains bearer’s signature (some do not)
  • Passports-United States or Foreign issued
  • Visa –In a passport and the bearer’s signature is on the passport not the Visa
  • Permanent Resident Card issued on or after May 11, 2010 which includes a visible signature
  • Resident Alien Card (Form I-551)

Specific forms of identification that are NOT acceptable include the following

:

  • Foreign Consulate Identification Card
  • Mexican Voter Registration Card “Credencial Para Votar”
  • Permanent Resident Card issued prior to May 11, 2010 which does not have a visible signature
  • Alien Registration Receipt Card Form I-151 (was replaced by the I-551)
  • USA B1/B2 Visa/BCC (Form DSP-150)
  • Non-resident Border Crosser Card (Form I-586)
  • Non-resident Alien Mexican Border Crosser Card (Form I-186)
  • Non-resident Alien Canadian Border Crosser Card (Form I-185)
  • U.S. Citizen Identification Card (Form I-197)
  • Arizona Department of Corrections Released Offender Card
  • Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division Temporary Driver’s License or other forms of temporary identification issued that state, "Not Valid for ID Purposes"
  • D.E.S. Food Stamp Card
  • School Identification Card
  • Tribal Identification Cards that DO NOT contain bearer’s signature
  • U.S Military Identification Cards that DO NOT contain bearer’s signature
  • Foreign Driver’s License
  • International Driver’s License
  • Employment Authorization Card (Form I-766)

Mail Requests:

Any applicant who applies by mail must provide a photocopy of both the front and back of their valid government-issued form of photo identification or have their signature notarized. All copies of identification documents are to be reviewed for evidence of tampering, expiration date that has not passed, comparison of the signature with the signature on the application.

Specific Forms of Identification that ARE acceptable include the following

:

  • United States issued Drivers Licenses (temporary IDs are not acceptable)
  • United States issued Identification Card
  • United States Territories Driver’s License or Identification Card
  • Tribal Identification Cards that contains bearer’s signature
  • U.S. Military Identification Cards that contains bearer’s signature (some do not)
  • Passports-United States or Foreign issued
  • Visa –In a passport and the bearer’s signature is on the passport not the Visa
  • Permanent Resident Card issued on or after May 11, 2010 which includes a visible  signature
  • Resident Alien Card (Form I-551) 

 Specific forms of identification that are NOT acceptable include the following:

  • Foreign Consulate Identification Card
  • Mexican Voter Registration Card “Credencial Para Votar”
  • Permanent Resident Card issued prior to May 11, 2010 which does not have a visible signature
  • Alien Registration Receipt Card Form I-151(was replaced by the I-551)
  • USA B1/B2 Visa/BCC (Form DSP-150)
  • Non-resident Border Crosser Card (Form I-586)
  • Non-resident Alien Mexican Border Crosser Card (Form I-186)
  • Non-resident Alien Canadian Border Crosser Card (Form I-185)
  • U.S. Citizen Identification Card (Form I-197)
  • Arizona Department of Corrections Released Offender Card
  • Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division Temporary Driver’s License or other forms of temporary identification issued that state, "Not Valid for ID Purposes"
  • D.E.S. Food Stamp Card
  • School Identification Card
  • Tribal Identification Cards that DO NOT contain bearer’s signature
  • U.S Military Identification Cards that DO NOT contain bearer’s signature
  • Foreign Driver’s License
  • International Driver’s License
  • Employment Authorization Card (Form I-766)