What Are Some Documents That Are Usually Valid As Picture ID?


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Driver's licenses and personal photo identification cards issued by motor vehicle departments are some of the most widely accepted picture IDs. Other commonly accepted types include city, state or federal government IDs, military IDs and current United States passports or passport cards.

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All states require some form of identification for new or replacement driver's licenses and for voter registration, but requirements vary from state to state. In addition to the documents already listed, the Transportation Security Administration accepts permanent resident cards, tribal-issued IDs from federally recognized tribes, current passports from foreign governments, driver's licenses issued by Canadian provinces and Department of Homeland Security Trusted Traveler cards as proof of identity.

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