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If you are not eligible for a social security number, the following are accepted by MVD as proof of identity:

  • Original or certified copy of a foreign birth certificate with a notarized English translation | View Example

    Foreign Birth Certificate SampleOriginal or certified copy of a foreign birth certificate

    A birth certificate is a vital record that documents the birth of a child. A certified copy of a foreign birth certificate with a notarized English translation will need to be obtained from the appropriate agency in the country of your birth. Hospital birth records do not qualify as birth certificates.

If you are not eligible for a social security number, the following are accepted by MVD as proof of identity as long as the document was not also used as proof of identification number

  • Matricula Consular card issued after February 1, 2005 by the Mexican Consulate in Albuquerque or El Paso | View Example

    Matricula Consular CardMatricula Consular card

    The Matricula Consular is an identification card issued by the Government of Mexico, through its consulate offices, to Mexican nationals residing outside of Mexico.

    Mexican Consulate in Albuquerque, NM – 1610 4th St. NW – 505-247-2147

    Mexican Consulate in El Paso, Texas – 910 E. San Antonio Ave. – 915-533-3644

  • Valid passport issued by a country of citizenship | View Example

    US Passport SampleValid US Passport

    A passport is a document, issued by a national government, which certifies, for the purpose of international travel, the identity and nationality of its holder. The elements of identity are name, date of birth, sex, and place of birth.

Items NOT accepted by MVD as proof of meeting this requirement include:

  • Baptismal Certificate
  • Library Card
  • Hospital Birth Record
  • Retail Membership Card
  • Auto Club Card
  • Gym Membership Card
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