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Driver License & ID Card

Acceptable Documents

Acceptable Documents List

In an effort to ensure greater security and identity protection for customers, and to comply with federal regulations, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles introduced a new Ohio driver license and identification (DL-ID) card, effective July 2, 2018. Customers have the option to choose a Compliant DL-ID or a Standard DL-ID. The two options require different identity documents.

Standard DL-ID Card

As outlined in the Acceptable Documents List - Standard DL-ID Card, applicants must provide proof of:

  1. Full legal name
  2. Date of birth
  3. Legal presence in the US
  4. Social Security number
  5. Ohio street address
Acceptable Documents List - Standard DL-ID BMV 2424 PDF
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Compliant DL-ID Card

As outlined in the Acceptable Documents List - Compliant DL-ID Card, applicants must provide proof of:

  1. Full legal name
  2. Date of birth
  3. Legal presence in the US
  4. Social Security number
  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 – Click for more information.

  7. PROOF OF NAME CHANGE

    Is your current legal name the same as the name listed on your BIRTH CERTIFICATE, PASSPORT, or document(s) issued by the US DHS (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:

    • 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 US DHS documents to your current legal name.

Acceptable Documents List - Compliant DL-ID BMV 2430 PDF
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Click HERE to build your checklist of Acceptable Documents for a Compliant DL-ID card, to satisfy Ohio and/or federal requirements.

DISCLAIMER: Using this checklist does not guarantee document acceptance or issuance of a driver license or identification card. Non-renewable, non-transferrable card holders can only be issued a Standard DL-ID.

Ohio Administrative Code: 4501:1-1-21

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