Documents to Establish Identity
To Go with Citizenship Documents from Tiers 2-4
- Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood or other U.S. American Indian/Alaska Native tribal document (must include a photograph or other personal identifying information)
- Any identity document described in section 274A(b)(1)(D) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, including the following:
- Driver’s license
- School identification card with photo of individual
- U.S. military card or draft record
- Identification card issued by the federal, state, or local government with the same information that is included on a driver’s license
- Military dependent’s identification card
- Native American tribal document
- U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner card
- A clinic, doctor, hospital, or school record for children under age 16
- Three or more corroborating documents, such as a marriage license, divorce decree, high school or college diploma, or employer ID card (only if the individual has submitted Tier 2 or 3—not Tier 4—citizenship documents)
NOTE: For children under age 16, school records may include report cards, nursery, or daycare records. If none of the above documents is available, an affidavit may be used for children under age 18. An affidavit is acceptable only if it is signed under penalty of perjury by a parent, guardian, or caretaker relative stating the date and place of birth of the child, and it cannot be used if an affidavit for citizenship was provided.
- Individuals with disabilities who are living in residential care facilities may use affidavits signed by the director or administrator of the facility to verify their identity.
- To verify an individual's identity, states have the option of doing a cross match with other agencies that can certify the identity of the person. Such agencies may include food stamps, child support, corrections, motor vehicle, and child protective services agencies.
[Back to Previous Page] [Go to info on Tiers 2-4]