Proof of Citizenship

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When applying for a government-issued ID or signing up for a government program, you may be asked to present proof of citizenship. Valid proof of citizenship documents include: 

  • Birth certificates 
  • Naturalization documents
  • U.S. passports
  • Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA)

These documents simply serve as evidence that you are, in fact, a legal citizen of the United States. You will need to show one or more of these documents when applying for items like a driver’s license or REAL ID.

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