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In order to be issued a STAR ID, applicants must verify their identity and date of birth by providing one of the following documents*:
  1. Valid, unexpired United States Passport
  2. Certified Birth Certificate
  3. Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240, DS-1350, or FS-545
  4. Valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551) issued by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)
  5. Unexpired employment authorization document (EAD) issued by DHS (Form I-766 or Form I-688B)
  6. Unexpired Foreign Passport with a valid, unexpired U.S. Visa affixed, accompanied by the approved I-94 form documenting the applicant’s most recent admittance into the United States.
  7. Certificate of Naturalization issued by DHS (Form N-550 or N-570)
  8. Certificate of Citizenship issued by DHS (Form N-560 or N-561)
  9. A REAL-ID compliant Driver License or Non-Driver Identification Card
*If the applicant’s name has changed from that displayed on the document produced (marriage, adoption, court order, etc), official documents verifying this change will be required. 

Applicants must verify their Social Security Numbers by providing one of the following documents:
  1. Social Security card
  2. United States Military Form DD 214
  3. Medicare/Medicaid Identification Card (if Social Security Number is followed by the letter A)
  4. W-2 Tax Form
Applicants must verify their address of principal residence by providing any two of the following documents:
  1. Voter Registration Card
  2. Residential Mortgage Contract
  3. Current Lease or Rental agreement for housing
  4. Proof of payment of residential property tax (Homestead)
  5. Previous year tax returns bearing applicants address
  6. Vehicle registration bearing applicants name and address
  7. Utility bill (Water, Gas, or Electric) less than 90 days old
  8. Any State or Federal Court documents indicating residence address
  9. School enrollment documentation
  10. Defense Department Form 214 (Report of Separation)
  11. Sex offender registration documents
  12. Current Homeowners insurance policy with name and address
  13. Social Security benefits statements/summary mailed to physical address
  14. U.S. or State Government check or other document mailed to applicants physical address
  15. Military Orders documenting duty station and place of residence.

Driver License Division


Major Terry Chapman
Division Chief

Alabama Department of Public Safety
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