Identification Cards

AZ Auto can help legal Arizona residents obtain identification cards

If you don’t have a driver’s license, an ID is an acceptable form of identification proving your identity and age. Child IDs are available for anyone under 18.  

A child ID can save a child’s life

Having an Arizona ID card can help law enforcement agencies to rapidly distribute your child’s information and photograph in case of an Amber Alert. They can also protect your child against identity theft. The identification card is available to all ages including infants.

What You Need To Bring To Our Office To Obtain a Child ID

1) Your child

2) The child’s Social Security number 

3) One primary form of documentation such as:

-Birth Certificate

-Permanent Resident Card

-Tribal Certificate of Indian Blood

4) One (or more) secondary form(s) of identification, date of birth not required. Such as: 

-Social Security Card

-U.S. Military Dependent ID Card 

-School ID (with photo) 

-Medical Insurance ID card 

Two of the documents are required if one has a clear photo of the applicant; or three of the listed documents without a photo. 

All must be originals or copies certified by the issuing agency. 

All must be written in English.

A full list of acceptable documents can be found at azdot.gov/childid.

After your child’s photo is taken, you will receive a temporary ID before you leave our office. Your ID card will arrive in the mail within 15 days.

Because childrens’ height, weight and appearance change rapidly it is recommended to update your child’s photo annually.

Adult Identification Card

An Arizona state ID card can be used only for identification purposes. It does not permit you to drive a car.

What You Need To Bring To Our Office To Obtain an Adult ID

1) One Document: Proof of Identity (Birth certificate; U.S. Passport; Passport Card)

If you need a certified copy of an Arizona birth certificate, the Arizona Department of Health Services now accepts online orders

2) Social Security Number (No document is needed, though you will need to provide your complete Social Security number) 

To order a replacement Social Security card visit the Social Security Administration website.

3) Two Documents: Proof of Arizona Residency– two printed documents with your current Arizona residential address (utility bills; credit card / bank statements; insurance policy)

Note: If your current legal name is different from the one shown on a document, you must show legal proof of name change, such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order. 

Those who don’t have the required residency documents must complete an Arizona Residency Affidavit and supply additional proof of residency.

Arizona Travel ID

Effective May 2025

only the Arizona Travel ID (driver license or ID card), a U.S. passport and other federally approved identification will be accepted at TSA airport security checkpoints  for domestic travel. How to obtain an Arizona Travel ID.

Required Documents For Obtaining A Travel ID

Categories of identification documents are listed below with examples of qualifying documents.

One Proof of Identity Document

Examples: Original or certified birth certificate; Unexpired U.S. passport; Passport card

If you need a certified copy of an Arizona birth certificate, the Arizona Department of Health Services now accepts online orders with expedited processing.

Social Security Number (No document is required; it is now verified using the national database.)

To order a replacement Social Security card visit the Social Security Administration website and establish an account.

Two Printed Proof of Arizona Residency Documents with Your Current Arizona Residential Address

Examples: Utility bills; Credit card / Bank statements; Insurance policy

***Note: A physical residential address is required, a PO Box may be added for mailing use only.

***Note: If your current legal name is different from the one shown on a document, you must show legal proof of name change, such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order.

Those who don’t have the required residency documents must complete an Arizona Residency Affidavit and supply additional proof of residency.

Why do I need a Travel ID as of May 2025?

The Arizona Travel ID is the credential that complies with the federal REAL ID Act of 2005. It is available as both a driver’s license and identification card. There is a gold star embedded in the card to show that the cardholder has provided added proof of identification to ensure the license or ID meets strict federal requirements.

For more information on the REAL ID Act, please visit the Department of Homeland Security website.

Note: Rules for international travel are unchanged, and a valid passport or equivalent will be required to travel outside the United States.

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