New Federal ID Requirements Take Effect Monday At MVC

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TRENTON – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission is reminding customers that new federal identity requirements will take effect Monday, May 7, for anyone applying for or renewing a driver license, non-driver ID or permit at an agency.

While customers will no longer be required to present 6 Points of Identification, they must follow three steps under the new TRU-ID program to demonstrate proof of legal presence, legal identity, social security number and principal address.

STEP 1: Applicants must present one of the following documents:

  • Unexpired U.S. Passport or Passport Card
  • Certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate with an official seal
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad (DOS-issued, Form PS-240, DS-1350 or FS545)
  • Permanent Resident Card (DHS or INS-issued, Form I-551)
  • Unexpired EAD – Employment Authorization Document (DHS-issued, Form I-766 or Form I-688B). This form must be accompanied by a Social Security Card*
  • Unexpired foreign passport (with valid U.S. visa affixed and accompanied by an approved I-94 document noting the applicant’s most recent admittance to the U.S.)*
  • Certificate of Naturalization (DHS-issued, Form N-550 or N-570)
  • Certificate of Citizenship (DHS-issued, Form N-560 or N-561)
  • State-issued driver license or ID compliant with the standards established by REAL ID*
  • Other documents as DHS may publish in the Federal Register

*If presenting this document, the applicant must present an additional document from this list or other documents issued by the DHS or other federal agency to demonstrate lawful status.

STEP 2: Applicants must present a complete nine-digit Social Security number using one of the following documents:

  • U.S.-issued Social Security card
  • Most recent W-2 form
  • Form-1099
  • Pay stub with the applicant’s name and complete Social Security number

STEP 3: Applicants must present two proofs of principal residence. P. O. Boxes are not acceptable. Select from the following documents:

  • MVC-issued driver license renewal form
  • Utility or credit card bill issued in the last 90 days
  • Checking or savings account statement from a financial institution in the last 60 days
  • Property tax bill, statement or receipt from the last year
  • Original lease or rental agreement showing the applicant as the lessee or renter
  • First-class mail received from any federal, state or local government agency in the last six months
  • Applicants under age 18 may present a parent or guardian certification that verifies residency

Customers are encouraged to review TRU-ID requirements prior to an agency visit. Complete information is available at


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