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What documents do I need to go to the DMV?

The Utah Department of Safety Driver License Divisions requires applicants to provide proof of identity, and legal status, proof of residency and Social Security Verification by submitting the following documents, which must be an original or certified copy and translated into English by a certified translator approved by the Division:

Proof of Identity (Must provide one document)
• Valid unexpired U.S. passport or passport card
• Certified copy of a birth certificate filed with the State Office of Vital Statistics or equivalent agency in the individual’s state of birth (laminated birth certificates will not be accepted)
• Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) issued by the U.S. Department of State (FS-240, DS-1350 or FS-545)
• Valid unexpired Permanent Resident Card (I-551)
• Certificate of Naturalization issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) (N-550 or N-570)
• Certificate of Naturalization issued by DHS (N-550 or N-570)
• Certificate of Citizenship issued by DHS (N-560 or N-561)
• Unexpired Employment Authorization Document (EAD) issued by DHS (I-766 or I-688B) verified by the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements system (SAVE)
• Unexpired foreign passport with documentary evidence of the applicant’s most recent admittance into the United States verified through SAVE

Proof of Legal/Lawful Presence (Must provide one document)
Document issued by the U.S. Federal Government that establishes proof of one of the below status providing evidence of lawful entrance into the United States verified through SAVE:

• Unexpired immigrant or non-immigrant visa status for admission into the United States issued by the U.S. Federal Government
• Pending or approved application for asylum in the United States
• Pending or approved application for temporary protected status in the United States
• Approved deferred action status
• Pending application for adjustment of status to legal permanent resident or conditional resident

Social Security Verification (Must provide one document)
• Social Security card issued by the U.S. government that has been signed

If the Social Security card is not available, the applicant may present on of the following documents, which contain the applicant’s name and Social Security Number:
• W-2 form
• SSA-1099 form
• Non-SSA 1099 form
• Paystub
• Letter from the Social Security Administration indicating ineligibility to obtain a Social Security number as a result of their legal/lawful presence status

Proof of Utah Residency (Must provide two documents with applicant’s name and principal Utah residence)
• Bank statement (dated within 60 days)
• Court documents
• Current mortgage or rental contract
• Major credit card bill (dated within 60 days)
• Property tax notice (statement or receipt dated within one year)
• School transcript (dated within 90 days)
• Utility bill (billing date within 60 days) (cell phone bills will not be accepted)
• Valid Utah vehicle registration or title

Proof of Driving Experience required for first Utah license (not required when obtaining a learner permit)
• Evidence of completion of a course in driver training
• Evidence of a driving privilege issued in another state or country

If you are an undocumented Immigrant in the United States, you must provide the following documents to obtain a Driving Privilege Card (DPC) or Learner Permit:

Identity Verification
• Foreign birth certificate or unexpired foreign passport including a certified translation if the document is not in English

And one of the following documents:
• Church records
• Court records
• Driver license
• Employed identification
• Insurance identification card
• Matricular Consular Card (issued in Utah)
• Mexican Voter Registration card
• School record
• Utah Driving Privilege Card

Social Security Verification or Individual Tax Identification Number (Must provide one document)
• Social Security card issued by the U.S. government that has been signed
• Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
• Document or letter from the IRS verifying the ITIN

Utah Residency Verification if different than current Utah Driver License record (Must provide two documents with applicant’s name and principal Utah residence address)
• Bank statement (dated within 60 days)
• Court documents
• Current mortgage or rental contract
• Major credit card bill (dated within 60 days)
• Property tax notice (statement or receipt dated within one year)
• School transcript (dated within 90 days)
• Utility bill (billing date within 60 days) (cell phone bills will not be accepted)
• Valid Utah vehicle registration or title

Proof of Driving Experience required for first Utah license (not required when obtaining a learner permit)
• Evidence of completion of a course in driver training
• Evidence of a driving privilege issued in another state or country

All documents are subject to departmental review and approval. Additional information may be required. Any name variation from your source document must be accompanied by legal authorizing documentation identifying the updated information (marriage, divorce or court order). In some cases document approval may not occur on the same day and may require an additional visit. All documents provided to the Division will be imaged and stored in a secure database and will be returned to the applicant.

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