Primary Identification

Passport applicants must have a primary ID in order to apply for a passport Your primary ID must be issued less than 6 months ago from the application date. You must also provide a copy of the legal document to show the name change if your ID and legal name do not match. We recommend that you supply as many forms of ID as possible if your ID issue date is less than six months ago.

  • Previous U.S. Passport Book or Card
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Driver’s License older than six months
  • Government ID: City, State or Federal


Please refer to the Supplemental Identification page for more information on ID requirements.