To double-check that you have all
the correct documentation before
visiting a Secretary of State office.
If you have any questions about
what is required, call the
Department of State Information
Center at (888) SOS-MICH
(767-6424) toll free for assistance.
hen applying for an original Michigan
driver’s license or state identification
card, you must present documentation of:
1. A valid Social Security number or
proof of ineligibility.
2. Legal presence in the U.S.
4. Michigan residency (at least two
documents are required).
Documents must be originals or copies
certified with a raised seal or stamp.
Faxed or photocopied documents will
NOT be accepted.
Foreign driver’s licenses are accepted
as proof of driving experience only.
Documents are subject to departmental
review and approval. Additional
information may be required. The
department may retain images or
copies of any document presented.
In some cases, document approval
may not occur in the same day and
may require an additional visit.
Your Social Security number
or letter of ineligibility
Proof of Michigan residency
Original certified birth certificate
issued by a government unit in the
U.S. or U.S. territory.
Valid, unexpired U.S. passport.
Valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card
(I-551) issued after December 1997.
Certificate of Citizenship
(N-560, N-561 or N-645).
Certificate of Naturalization
(N-550, N-570 or N-578).
Consular Report of Birth Abroad
issued by the U.S. Department of
State (FS-240, DS-1350 or FS-545).
Valid, unexpired foreign passport in
your name with English subtitles or
translation, with stamped I-94 and
an unexpired U.S. visa.
Valid, unexpired Employment
Authorization Card (I-688, I-688A,
I-688B or I-766).
Valid, unexpired Refugee Travel
Document (I-571) with stamped I-94.
Approved U.S. Department of Labor
certification with a valid, unexpired
foreign passport in your name with
English subtitles or translation, with
stamped I-94 and an unexpired U.S. vi