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Primary ID

You must show at least ONE of the following documents. Select your document(s) by checking the appropriate box to the left. When finished, press "Next" to continue.

4 Point Documents:

Civil birth certificate* or certified copy from one of the 50 states, District of Columbia, the U.S. Territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto U.S. Virgin Islands. Photocopies or certificates from hospitals or religious entities are not accepted. Get information for Jersey City/Hudson County, or Puerto Rico birth certificate requirements

US Department of State birth certificate
(Form FS-545, FS 240 or DS-1350)

US passport, current or expired less than 3 years, or current US passport card

Current NJ digital driver license

Current NJ digital non-driver ID card

Current NJ digital boat license

Valid active duty US military photo ID card

US adoption papers

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

Certificate of citizenship
(Form N-560, N-561 or N-645)

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If your current legal name is different from the name on your civil birth certificate (e.g., your maiden name), then you must show legal proof of the name change. Legal proof = Certified marriage or civil union certificate, divorce decree or court order linking the new name with a previous name.

Note: A divorce decree may be used as authority to resume using a previous name only if it contains the new name and the previous name and permits a return to use of the previous name.

Certain documents may require proof of legal US presence.
All documents must be ORIGINAL or CERTIFIED COPIES, in English, and have the required state and/or municipal seals.
Certified copies of New Jersey records are available from the municipality that originally issued them and from the State Bureau of Vital Statistics at or (609) 292-4087. If your birth certificate is from Jersey City/Hudson County you must check or call (609) 292-6500.