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Required Identity Documentation

For citizens, lawful permanent residents in the U.S. or citizens of a COFA Nation, you need each of these:

  • One proof of legal presence/identity. (Group A)
  • One proof of full legal name change, if your name has changed. (Group B)
  • One proof of your current residence address. This is the address where you physically live. (Group C).

For visitors in the U.S. for a temporary stay, you need each of these:

  • One or more official U.S. Immigration documents containing your full legal name and authorized length of stay date. (Group D)
  • One proof of your current residence address. This is the address where you physically live. (Group C)

For U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents in the U.S. or citizens of a COFA Nation renewing or replacing, you may need each of these:

  • One proof of identity. (Group E)
  • One proof of full legal name change, if your name has changed. (Group B)
  • One proof of your current residence address. This is the address where you physically live. (Group C).

Important information

  • One document may satisfy more than one group.
  • New residents must surrender any out-of-state or out-of-country licenses/permits prior to getting an Oregon Driver License/Permit/ID Card.
  • All documents from Group A, B, D, and E must be originals and will be subject to verification. Temporary documents and photocopies of documents will not be accepted.
  • Documents accepted by DMV as proof of identity, legal presence, and Oregon residency may change without prior notice.
  • All U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., and those authorized to work in the U.S. must provide a verifiable Social Security number, no exceptions.

Oregon DMV has the right to:

  • Ask for additional proof, or
  • Refuse any document.

 

  • Official government-issued birth document issued by a U.S. state, county, city or territory (hospital birth documents , baptismal certificates and birth document that have been laminated are not acceptable)
  • U.S. passport, U.S. passport card or U.S. Territory passport expired no more than 5 years
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • U.S. Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  • Certificate of Birth Abroad
  • A birth document issued from the Canal Zone if the year of birth was prior to 1980
  • A birth document issued from Guam issued on or after July 1, 2010
  • A Report of Child Born Abroad of American Parent(s)
  • U.S. Citizen Identification Card
  • A tribal ID card issued by one of the following:
    • The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
    • Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians Tribal Identification Card
    • Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation
    • Burns Paiute Reservation
    • Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians
    • Official Tribal Identification Of the Klamath Tribes
    • Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Oregon
    • Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians
    • Coquille Indian Tribe Enrollment Identification Card
  • Permanent Resident Card, not expired, must be the I-551
  • A valid I-94 with an attached photo, stamped “Upon Endorsement serves as temporary I-551 evidencing permanent residency” issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • A valid non-immigrant visa or a page within an unexpired foreign passport or travel document containing the statement “Upon Endorsement serves as temporary I-551 evidencing permanent residency”
  • A passport issued by the Federated State of Micronesia, expired no more than 5 years
  • A passport issued by the Republic of the Marshall Islands, expired no more than 5 years
  • A passport issued by the Republic of Palau, expired no more than 5 years
  • An official government issued marriage certificate/license
  • A record of Domestic Partnership issued by Oregon Vital Statistics
  • An out-of-state government issued record of Domestic Partnership
  • A U.S. city, county or state court-issued divorce decree, judgment of dissolution of marriage, annulment of marriage decree, judgment of dissolution of domestic partnership, or annulment of domestic partnership
  • A government-issued death certificate of spouse which includes a connection to your current full legal name
  • Any document DMV accepted as proof of legal presence
  • Any document accepted as proof of identity, such as an approved County Corrections Proof of Identity/Date of Birth letter, an Oregon Concealed Weapon Permit/Concealed Handgun License or military documents
  • A verbal statement from any person living at the same residence address you listed on your application. This person must be with you and show proof of residence address
  • Oregon vehicle title or registration card
  • Utility hook up order or utility statement issued by the service provider
  • Any document issued by a financial institution that includes your residence address
  • Any item delivered by the United States Postal Service, FedEx, or UPS sent by a verifiable business or government agency
  • Any document issued by an insurance company or agent
  • Any document issued by an educational institution
  • A U.S. government-issued marriage certificate or license signed by a government official
  • Rental/Lease Agreement that includes the original signature of the lessor or landlord
  • A loan agreement, payment booklet/voucher, or loan statement
  • Paycheck, paystub, W-2 or 1099 tax form
  • An Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services (DCBS) issued manufactured structure ownership document
  • Oregon voter notification card or voter profile report or
    Selective Service card
  • Medical or health benefits card
  • Unexpired professional license issued by an agency in the U.S.
  • Current Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) status (DS2019)
  • Approved letter from Oregon State Hospital, homeless shelter, transitional service provider or halfway house dated within 60 days of your application certifying your residence address
  • Letter from Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Center & Clinics certifying your address
  • Letter on company letterhead from an employer certifying that you live at a non-business address owned by the business or corporation
  • Unexpired foreign passport with a current admittance stamp, I-94, Most Recent I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record), or an I-797A. The admittance stamp, I-94, or I-797A must contain an actual date, D/S, INDEF, or Indefinite in the “Admit Until” field. If the date is an actual date it must be greater than the date of your application
  • Employment Authorization Card, I-766, not expired
  • Temporary Resident ID card, I-688, not expired
  • Refugee Travel Document, I-571
  • Arrival Departure Record (I-94) stamped with admitted as Refugee, Asylee, Asylum, Parole, Parolee, or Paroled for an indefinite period. This document must be presented with a foreign passport, which can be expired, a travel document, or an acceptable proof of identity document from Group E

​Any document from Group A

  • A Canadian government-issued birth certificate
  • U.S. Active Duty/Retiree/Civilian/Military ID Card
  • Common Access ID Card issued by a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • U.S. Uniform Services ID and Privileges Card
  • Oregon driver license, driver permit or ID card, expired no more than 1 year
  • Out-of-state driver license, driver permit, or ID card, expired no more than 1 year
  • U.S. Territory driver license, driver permit or ID card, expired no more than 1 year
  • U.S. Department of State drive license, driver permit or ID card, expired no more than 1 year
  • Oregon Concealed Weapon Permit or Concealed Handgun License, expired no more than 1 year
  • Hospital Birth Certificate
  • Baptismal Certificate
  • Bail/Bond Card
  • Business Card
  • Check Cashing Card
 

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