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    Acceptable Documents

    Beginning October 1, 2021, the federal government will no longer consider standard driver licenses and identification cards as sufficient forms of identification for air travel. TSA (Transportation Security Administration) will require a federally-compliant driver license, identification card, or other acceptable form of identification such as a U.S. passport or military ID to fly within the U.S.

    Applicants must provide proof of:

    1. Full legal name
    2. Date of birth
    3. Legal presence in the US
    4. Social Security number (SSN)
      • See more information below.
    5. Ohio street address – TWO documents, from different sources, proving Ohio street address that are listed on the Acceptable Document List are required for proof of Ohio residency.
    6. Proof of name change (if applicable)
      • See more information below.
    Compliant Card Acceptable Documents Lists
    Use our Compliant Card interactive checklist to assist you with what to bring with you to a deputy registrar agency.
    DISCLAIMER: Using this checklist does not guarantee document acceptance or issuance of a driver license or identification card.

    Applicants must provide proof of:

    1. Full legal name
    2. Date of birth
    3. Legal presence in the US
    4. Social Security number
      • See more information below.
    5. Ohio street address
    6. Proof of name change (if applicable)
      • See more information below.
    Standard Card Acceptable Documents Lists
    Use our Standard Card interactive checklist to assist you with what to bring with you to a deputy registrar agency.
    DISCLAIMER: Using this checklist does not guarantee document acceptance or issuance of a driver license or identification card.

    Is your current legal name the same as the name listed on your BIRTH CERTIFICATE, PASSPORT, or document(s) issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?

    If the answer is NO – You must connect your birth name with your current legal name. You must bring an ORIGINAL or CERTIFIED copy of the following name change documents to make that connection:

    • Original or Certified Copy of a Marriage Certificate or Marriage License
    • Certified Copy of a Decree of Divorce, Dissolution, or Annulment of Marriage
    • Certified Copy of a Court Ordered Name Change

    NOTE: If you have had more than one marriage, you may need to bring documentation from each marriage and/or divorce to connect your birth certificate, passport or U.S. Department of Homeland Security documents to your current legal name.

    What Do I Need to Bring

    DISCLAIMER: Using these checklists do not guarantee document acceptance or issuance of a driver license or identification card.

    • Replacement Social Security number (SSN) cards may be ordered online through the Social Security Administration at: https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/replacement-card.html
    • Form BMV 5745 (Application Information for Standard/Compliant Ohio Driver License or ID Card) may be used to prove SSN only if the applicant has previously established their SSN with the BMV. This form is also available at Deputy Registrar agencies to be filled out at the time of the transaction.

    Ohio Administrative Code: 4501:1-1-21

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