A Combination of Identifying Documents

Present a combination of documents that can be used to verify your personal identity. These documents are not acceptable as secondary identification when presented alone.

Example: Social Security Card + Credit Card + Employee ID + Library Card


An Identifying Witness

An identifying witness is a person who can swear to your identity. He or she must:

  • Be present at the time of application
  • Have known you for at least 2 years
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Have valid ID
  • Fill out Form DS-71: Affidavit of Identifying Witness in the presence of a Passport Agent


NOTE: Form DS-71 is only available at your local Acceptance Facility or a Passport Agency.

COVID-19 UPDATE: The State Department is closer to Reopening Dates of either July 5th or July 15th. We will post the verified Reopening Date when we know.