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DRIVERS LICENSE OR DMV IDENTIFICATION CARDS: ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION TO OBTAIN A NEW OR REPLACEMENT DMV LICENSE OR ID CARD – CONNECTICUT

The following information was obtained from the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles web page at: http://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=805&q=244772

NEW PROCESS: You will not receive a permanent driver license or ID card while at the DMV or AAA office. It will arrive through the mail. You will keep your expiring license/ID and receive a temporary paper card.

To obtain a new learner permit, driver license or ID card, or to obtain a verified driver license or ID card you will need to provide valid/unexpired, original documents, or certified copies, to prove the following:

NOTE: Photocopies, notarized photocopies and non-certified copies are NOT acceptable.  Two (2) forms of the same identification will not be accepted. If any document presented is in a language other than English, it must be translated by a DMV approved translator.

TO PROVE YOUR IDENTITY:

You must present two (2) forms of identification; at least one of the documents must be from the primary document list.

PRIMARY DOCUMENT LIST – U.S. born

PRIMARY DOCUMENT LIST – Non-U.S. born

SECONDARY DOCUMENT LIST

TO PROVE YOU HAVE A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:

By law you must present one of the following to prove your social security number.  The 1099 or W-2 form must show your full social security number and is only for proof of your social security number (cannot be used to prove identity).

Non-US citizens not eligible for a Social Security number must present proof of ineligibility from the Social Security Administration.

TO PROVE CONNECTICUT RESIDENCY:

You must provide two (2) different pieces of mail or electronic mail from two different sources to prove your home is located in Connecticut. The documents do not need to include a post-marked envelope and may have been sent to a P.O. Box or by email. Both documents must: show your name and your Connecticut residence address; be dated within 90 days (unless stated otherwise below); and be computer generated (typed).

TO PROVE YOUR LEGAL PRESENCE IN THE UNITED STATES (NON-US BORN):

Legal status will be verified using Systematic Alien Verification of Eligibility (SAVE) which may take 10 business days or more.

Non-US Citizens that are not eligible for a Social Security number must present proof of ineligibility from the Social Security Administration and are NOT qualified for a verified driver license or ID card. Only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible for a verified drivers license or ID card.

TO PROVE A NAME CHANGE:

NOTE: Your new name must verify with Social Security Administration (SSA). Visit the SSA first to change your name. Allow at least 48 hours for SSA update.
If you have a question regarding acceptable documents, please phone the DMV Call Center 860-263-5700.

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SOURCE: Connecticut State Department of Motor Vehicles: “Acceptable Forms of Identification.”
PREPARED BY:  211/rj
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: June2017