NSCHC Resource - Examples of Identification Documentation Policies

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Examples for verifying identity for name-based checks provided by the AmeriCorps agency in the NSCHC Manual:

  • Signed Employee's Withholding Certificate W-4 Form
  • Signed USCIS Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form
  • Any document on the USCIS Form 1-9’s List of acceptable documents
  • Benefit or income documentation from SSA, including but not limited to Social Security Benefit statement, SSA-1099, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) documentation, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)documentation


List of identification documentation required for Fieldprint fingerprint appointments:

  • An individual needs to bring Two (2) forms of identification, at least one (1) of which must be a valid government-issued photo ID
  • Types of ID accepted:


  • Acceptable Primary IDs include:
    • State-Issued driver's license
    • State-Issued non-driver identity
    • U.S. Passport
    • Military Identification Card
    • Work Visa w/ Photo
    • Foreign Passport
    • DOD Common Access Card
    • Foreign Driver's License
  • Acceptable Secondary IDs include:
    • Bank Statement/Paycheck Stub
    • Utility Bill
    • Credit Card/Debit Card
    • Marriage Certificate
    • Birth Certificate
    • School ID w/ Photograph
    • Vehicle Registration/Title
    • Voter Registration Card
    • Draft Record
    • Social Security Card
    • Transportation Worker ID Credential (TWIC Card)
    • Certificate of Citizenship
    • Certificate of Naturalization
    • Native American tribal document
    • Permanent Resident Card (I-551)




Example of allowable ID documents for other state of Iowa purposes:


Iowa food stamps (SNAP)

Accept any document that reasonably verifies identity. Some of the most common forms of identity verification include:


  • Driver’s license
  • Work or school ID
  • Social Security card
  • ID for health benefits
  • Voter registration card
  • Wage stubs
  • Birth certificate
  • Collateral contact



Iowa Voter ID


  • Iowa Voter Identification Card
  • Iowa Driver’s License
  • Iowa Non-Operator ID
  • U.S. Military ID or Veteran ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • Tribal ID Card/Document



Iowa DOT

       601.5(1) Verification of identity and date of birth. To establish identity and date of birth, an applicant must submit at least one of the following documents. The department may require additional documentation if the department believes that the documentation submitted is questionable or if the department has reason to believe that the person is not who the person claims to be.

       a.    A valid, unexpired U.S. passport or U.S. passport card.

       b.    A certified copy of a birth certificate and, if applicable, a certified amended or new birth certificate showing a change in name, date of birth, or sex, filed with a state office of vital statistics or equivalent agency in the applicant’s state of birth. The birth certificate must bear the issuing authority’s certification of authenticity. A hospital-issued certificate is not acceptable. As used herein, “state” means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

       c.    A Consular Report of Birth Abroad issued by the U.S. Department of State (Form FS-240, DS-1350 or FS-545).

       d.    A valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551) issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security or U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.

       e.    An unexpired employment authorization document issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Form I-766 or Form I-688B).

       f.     An unexpired foreign passport with a U.S. visa affixed, accompanied by the approved I-94 form documenting the applicant’s most recent admittance into the United States.

       g.    A Certificate of Naturalization issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Form N-550 or Form N-570).

       h.    A Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560 or Form N-561) issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

       i.     A REAL ID driver’s license or identification card issued in compliance with the standards established by 6 CFR Part 37.

       j.     Such other documents as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security may designate as acceptable proof of identity and date of birth for REAL ID purposes by notice published in the Federal Register.

       k.    An Inmate Descriptor Inquiry, Client Information Inquiry or Offender Snapshot document issued by the Iowa department of corrections or the United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa. The document must contain the applicant’s full legal name and date of birth and be notarized. An applicant who provides only a document listed in this paragraph shall not be eligible for a driver’s license or nonoperator’s identification card marked as acceptable for federal purposes under 6 CFR Part 37


Example from the state of Arkansas identification requirements:

If a requestor does not have an acceptable or valid photo government-issued identification document, at least two other pieces of documentation are required that establishes a preponderance of evidence of identity. These secondary documents should contain together a current address, and signature of the requestor. States should reserve the right to request additional evidence as appropriate. If the requestor is unable to satisfy the documentation requirements, the request should not be processed. Examples of identification documents that are acceptable if verifiable:

• Employment Identification Card with photo, accompanied with paystub or W-2

• School, university, college identification card with photo, accompanied with a report card or other proof of current school enrollment

• Department of Corrections identification card, accompanied by probation documents or discharge papers

• Social Security/Medicare Card (must be signed)

• Pilot’s License

• Car registration or title with current address

• U.S. Selective Service Card

• Voter’s Registration Card

•Filed Federal tax form (with current address and signatures)

• Bank statement or utility bill (gas, water, electric, sewer, phone) with current address

• Court documents with current address

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