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What to Bring

Use this tool to help decide which documents you will need to bring with you. All your documents will be scanned for you to get a REAL ID.

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STEP 1: Show 2 proofs of residential address

Select 2 of the following:

Valid NJ driver license/non-driver identification card, or a Motor Vehicle Commission issued driver license renewal form (displaying residential address)

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Utility or credit card bill issued in the past 90 days

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Checking or savings account statement from a bank or credit union issued within the past 60 days

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Original, unexpired lease or rental agreement

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Tax bill, statement or receipt, and/or any letter or correspondence received from the IRS or tax office within the past year

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First class mail from any government agency in the past six months

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If under 18, statement from parent or guardian certifying address of applicant

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STEP 2: Show 1 proof of full SSN
Get a copy of your Social Security Card

Select 1 of the following:

Social Security Card

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W-2 Form issued within the past year

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Pay Stub with name and full SSN

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1099 Form issued within the past year

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STEP 3: Select 6 points combined from primary and secondary.

PRIMARY

Select one and only one document from Primary.

Unexpired US passport or passport card

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US or US Territory birth certificate certified copy filed with a state office of vital statistics or equivalent agency in the individual’s state of birth

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US Department of State birth certificate (Form FS-545 or DS-1350)

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US Department of State Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240)

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Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550, N-578, or N-570)

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Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-561)

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Current Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551) issued by USCIS (with expiration date)

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Unexpired foreign passport with valid visa and I-94 (stamp or form version)

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Current photo employment authorization card (USCIS Form I-688B or I-766)

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Current Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551) issued by INS (without expiration date)

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SECONDARY

Cannot use more than two 1-point documents.

Unexpired standard photo driver license from NJ or any state, or US Territory, and the District of Columbia

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Unexpired standard non-driver identification card from NJ only

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Social Security card

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Bank/credit union statement or record (within the past 60 days)

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ATM/debit card with preprinted name and applicant’s signature (ATM/debit card and bank statement cannot be submitted together)

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Current health insurance card or prescription card displaying applicant’s name

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Current employee identification card with pay stub

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State professional license

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NJ public assistance card with photo (also known as an NJ Social Services identification card)

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High school diploma, GED or college degree

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Property tax statement, bill or receipt issued by an NJ municipality

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For NJ high school students: a waiver certificate for the written portion of the driver’s test

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Veterans Administration universal access photo identification card

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Unexpired federal government employee driver license

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Unexpired federal government employee photo identification card

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US military discharge papers (Form DD-214)

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FAA pilot license

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US school photo identification card with transcript or school records

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US college photo identification card with transcript

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Legal name change court order signed by a judge or court clerk

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Civil marriage or civil union certificate or divorce decree

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US adoption papers

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Current US military photo identification card

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Current US military dependent card

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US military photo retiree card

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NJ firearm purchaser card

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Unexpired REAL ID driver license, non-driver identification card, or probationary license from any state, US territory and the District of Columbia

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FINAL REVIEW

Congratulations!
2 + 1 + 6 = REAL ID


Your selected documents:
  • Social Security Card
  • Valid NJ Driver License/Non-Driver ID or a Commission issued driver license renewal
  • Utility or credit card bill issued in the past 90 days
  • US or US Territory birth certificate or certified copy filed with a state office of vital statistics or equivalent agency in the individual’s state of birth
  • Unexpired standard photo driver license from any state including NJ and the District of Columbia
  • Unexpired standard non-driver identification card from NJ

Note: Financial information can be blacked out.
Note: Please be sure to bring any applicable name change documents that may be related to your selected documents.

Print Documents

You have now completed all of the steps necessary to prepare for the MVC’s REAL ID Verification. To ensure that your trip to the MVC goes as smoothly as possible, print this page and bring it, along with your selected documents, to a Motor Vehicle Agency.

Get It Right the First Time!

Every ID document you show must be an original, or a certified copy marked with a state or municipal seal. If any of your documents don’t meet this requirement, or if any appear altered or false or are deemed invalid for any reason, you may be required to submit additional documentation. Submitting your Social Security number is required by state law.

Note for Married Women and others with Name Changes

You may need more than a marriage certificate to verify your name change! Please check the Names Must Match page to ensure your documents will work for REAL ID.

All identity documents must be unlaminated original or certified copies in English and have the required state and/or municipal seals.

Certified copies of NJ records are available from the municipality that originally issued them and from the State Bureau of Vital Statistics: www.nj.gov/health/vital or (609) 292-4087.

If the applicant’s birth certificate is from Jersey City/Hudson County, you must check: www.state.nj.us/health/vital/order-vital/jersey-city-hudson-county-records.

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