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.