Acceptable Identification (ID)

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Vital Statistics accepts the following form(s) of identification (ID)*:

  • Provide ONE (1) from GROUP A; OR
  • If you do not have one from Group A, provide TWO (2) from GROUP B; OR
  • If you do not have one from Group A or two from Group B, provide ONE (1) from GROUP B and TWO (2) from GROUP C.

*View Title 25 Texas Administrative Code §181.28 for complete details on qualified applicant identification and supporting documentation requirements.



Please provide ONE (1) from GROUP A:

Most Common Group A IDs:

  • Driver's license from a U.S. state
  • Federal or state ID card
  • Military ID card
  • U.S. passport

Other Acceptable Group A IDs:

  • License to Carry a Handgun
  • Pilot's license
  • Law enforcement employment ID (federal, state, or city)
  • Offender ID issued by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or an ID from a federal or U.S. state correctional facility or institution
  • Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued:
    • Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
    • Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
    • Travel documents:
      • Re-entry permit
      • Refugee travel document
      • Advance parole
    • SENTRI card
    • U.S. citizen ID card
  • U.S. Department of State issued:
    • Border Crossing Card (BCC) – B1 for business or pleasure or B2 medical purposes
    • Visa

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If you do not have one from Group A, please provide TWO (2) from GROUP B:

  • Current student ID
  • Any Primary Acceptable ID from Group A that is expired
  • Signed Social Security card or Numident
  • DD Form 214 Certificate of Release
  • Medicaid card or Medicare card
  • Veterans Affairs card
  • Medical insurance card
  • Foreign passport accompanied by a visa issued by the U.S. Department of State
  • Foreign passport in accordance with the U.S. Department of State, Visa Waiver Program
  • Certified birth certificate from the U.S. Department of State (FS-240, DS-1350, or FS-545)
  • Private company employment ID card
  • Form I-94 - accompanied by the applicant's visa or passport
  • Mexican voter registration card
  • Foreign identification with identifiable photo of applicant (including El Salvador consular certification, El Salvadoran Unique Identity Card [DUI], and Honduran consular certification)

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If you do not have one from Group A or two from Group B, provide ONE (1) from GROUP B and TWO (2) from GROUP C:

  • Recent utility bill or cell phone bill with current address
  • Recent paycheck stub
  • Any Secondary Acceptable ID from Group B that is expired
  • Public assistance applications or letters
  • Signed valid voter’s registration card
  • Police report of stolen ID
  • Official school transcript
  • Bank account statement
  • Social Security letter
  • Marriage license or divorce decree
  • Certified birth certificate from a state other than Texas, District of Columbia, or other country
  • Automobile insurance card or contract
  • Lease agreement
  • Loan or installment payment contract
  • Promissory note or loan contract
  • Court order
  • Property title or lien
  • Automobile title or registration
  • Library card
  • Fishing or hunting license
  • Recent medical record or bill
  • Religious record with signature of religious official
  • Recent rent receipt with address and name
  • Federal, state, or local tax records
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security notice or correspondence