Acceptible proof of positive identity

We will administer examinations to anyone with a mailing address that can be validated with the United States Postal Service.  The applicant must also present a valid government issued photo identification from any U.S. state or federal authority.  We accept any of the following types of valid, government issued photo identification for applicants over the age of 18:

      --  Driver Licenses or other State Photo Identification Cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent) in any U.S. state or territory
      --  U.S. passport book
      --  U.S. passport card
      --  DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
      --  U.S. Department of Defense IDs, including dependent IDs
      --  U.S. Permanent resident cards
      --  Border crossing cards, issued by a U.S. government authority
      --  DHS-designated enhanced driver’s licenses
      --  Transportation worker identification credentials issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
      --  U.S. Merchant Mariner Credentials

If the applicant’s legal name is different than what is printed on their primary document, they must present additional document(s) that provide proof of name change.  This can be in the form of a marriage license or other court issued documentation positively attesting to the name change.

Amateur radio applicants under the age of 18 are not required to show photo identification.  Should an applicant under the age of 18 have valid, government issued photo identification, it must fall into one of the categories as shown above for examinees over the age of 18.  However, they must present at least TWO of the following if a child doesn't have photo ID to test with us:

      --  Certificate of U.S. Citizenship, Naturalization, or Birth Abroad
      --  An original or certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate issued by Vital Statistics
            ++  Certified Informational Copies are NOT valid for identity purposes!
      --  Employee ID
      --  Health Insurance Card
      --  Library Card with the applicant's name printed
      --  School ID
      --  Social Security Card
      --  A notarized letter from a parent or legal guardian attesting to the positive identity of the applicant  (A clear photocopy of the parent or legal guardian’s government issued photo identification must be attached to the letter otherwise this will not be an acceptable form of identifying an applicant under the age of 18.)

On exam day, the parent or legal guardian responsible for completing the Minor Consent Form must be present at the start of the session to attest to the positive identity of the child and present their own photo ID.