Acceptable Documents for Identity Proofing

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It is a requirement that the identity of a DOE Digital Identity Subscriber be verified against acceptable identity source documents. A Subscriber must appear in person and present their Federal Agency Identification Badge or HSPD-12 Badge as proof of identity. Either of these badges individually are sufficient identification.

Lacking a Federal Agency Identification Badge or HSPD-12 Badge, a Subscriber must appear in person and provide two forms of identity source documents in original form unless otherwise noted. One of these two identity source documents must be a photo ID. Acceptable documents are listed below. Please note that all of these documents can be used to establish identity:

-U.S. Passport (unexpired or expired)

-Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551)

-An unexpired foreign passport with a temporary I-551 stamp

-An unexpired Employment Authorization Document that contains a photograph (Form I-766, I-688, I-688A, I-688B)

-An unexpired foreign passport with an unexpired Arrival-Departure Record, Form I-94, bearing the same name as the passport and containing an endorsement of the alien's nonimmigrant status, if that status authorizes the alien to work for the employer

-Driver's license or ID card issued by a state or outlying possession of the United States provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color and address

-ID card issued by federal, state or local government agencies or entities, provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color and address

-School ID card with a photograph

-Voter's registration card

-U.S. Military card or draft record

-Military dependent's ID card

-U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card

-Native American tribal document

-Driver's license issued by a Canadian government authority

-Certification of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545 or Form DS-1350)

-Original or certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a state, county, municipal authority or outlying possession of the United States bearing an official seal

-Native American tribal document

-U.S. Citizen ID Card (Form I-197)

-ID Card for use of Resident Citizen in the United States (Form I-179)

-Unexpired employment authorization document issued by DHS (other than those listed under List A)

The original list of acceptable identity source documents can be found here:

http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-9.pdf