Immigrants renewing, replacing or applying for a new driver license or ID card in person must submit the following documents before a REAL ID-compliant driver license or ID card can be issued. Please note that the name assigned to the Social Security Number (SSN) must match the name that will appear on the Florida driver license or ID card. Customers who have recently changed their name should update their records with the Social Security Administration before applying for a driver license or ID card.
Has Your Name Changed?
If you have legally changed your name by marriage or court order, you must submit an original or certified marriage certificate(s) or court order(s). Photocopies are not accepted unless certified by the issuing authority. You must show documentation that links your birth name to your current name.
An original or certified copy of one of the following documents:
- Valid alien registration receipt card (green card, form I-551);
- I-551 stamp in passport or on I-94;
- Immigration judge’s order, containing the customer’s A-number (admissions number),
- I-797, containing the customer’s A-number, stating the customer has been granted asylum; or
- I-797, or another form from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), with the customer’s A-number, stating the customer’s application for refugee status is approved.
An original of one of the following documents with complete name and SSN (copies are not accepted):
- Social Security card (with the customer’s current name);
- W-2 form;
- Pay check/stub;
- SSA-1099; or
- Any 1099.
Customers may not use their current driver license or ID card as proof of residential address. Customers must submit two different documents with their residential address (printouts or faxes of these documents are acceptable). Residential address documents include, but are not limited to:
- Deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement or residential rental/lease agreement;
- Florida voter registration card;
- Florida vehicle registration or title;
- Utility bill;
- Selective service card;
- Medical or health card with address listed;
- Current homeowner or automobile insurance policy or bill;
- Educational institution transcript forms for the current school year;
- W-2 form or 1099 form;
- Form DS2019, Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) status;
- Mail from financial institutions including checking, savings or investment account statements; or
- Mail from federal, state, county or city government agencies.
Customers who do not have any of the above documents in their name may provide two proofs of residential address from a parent, step-parent, legal guardian or other person with whom they reside and a Certification of Address form.