What if I don't have the required identification documents?

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To obtain a passport, you must provide proof of identity with documents such as a driver’s license or state ID (see the full list). The ID you present with your application must accurately reflect your current appearance. If you do not have any of these documents, you may submit secondary identification documents.

Secondary identification documents include a social security card, a school ID, a credit card, a library card, etc. However, these documents, presented alone, are not sufficient. You must also have an identifying witness who has known you for at least 2 years, is a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, who has valid identification, and who can be present at the time of application.

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