With new requirements for obtaining an Ohio driver’s license, you’ll need at least some of the following documents starting on July 2. This is a general list for those who seek a compliant license, which is for driving and serves as an ID for passengers on commercial airlines. Those who seek a standard license, which will not be allowed as an ID for flying starting Oct. 1, 2020, don’t need as much documentation. Check the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles website at bmv.ohio.gov/NEWDL-ID for the list of standard requirements and for more specific details regarding some of the documents below.

To verify full legal name, birth date and proof of U.S. legal presence (present one of the following):

• Certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate

• Valid, unexpired U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card

• Consular Report of Birth Abroad

• Unexpired Ohio compliant driver’s license or identification card issued on July 2, 2018, or after

• Valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card

• Certificate of Naturalization

• Certificate of Citizenship

To verify Social Security number (present one of the following):

• An official Social Security card (not metal) issued by the Social Security Administration

• A 2017 or 2018 W-2 wage and tax statement, displaying full Social Security number

• A Social Security Administration 1099 form displaying full Social Security number

• A non-Social Security Administration 1099 form displaying full Social Security number

Proof of address (present two of the following):

• Change of address card or document issued by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

• Child support check stub from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services with the name and address of the applicant

• Checking, savings, or online bank account statement issued within the last 60 days

• Copy of federal or Ohio income tax return filing not more than 18 months old, with proof of filing

• Court order of probation, order of parole, or order of mandatory release

• Current and valid premises liability, life insurance, or automobile insurance policy or card

• School records (satisfactory proof of identity, Ohio residency, and relationship of the parent or guardian to the child applicant is required)

• Installment loan contract from a bank or other financial institution

• Major credit card statement or major retail store credit card statement issued within the last 60 days

• Mortgage account or proof of home ownership

• Ohio certificate of title

• Ohio BMV mail-in registration renewal notice

• Paycheck stub issued within the last six months

• Professional license issued by an Ohio governmental agency

• Property tax bill or receipt

• 2017 or 2018 Ohio resident hunting or fishing license

• Ohio sales tax or business license

• Selective Service registration acknowledgment card

• Social Security Administration document

• Utility bill (from an electric, telephone, water, sewer, cable, satellite, heating oil, or propane provider) issued within the last 60 days

• Valid Ohio concealed weapons permit

• Public assistance check stub or food stamp card issued by a governmental agency

• United States Transportation Security Administration letter

• Standard Ohio temporary instruction (learner’s) permit, driver’s license, commercial driver’s license, motorcycle operator’s license, or identification card that is current or has been expired for less than six months

• A dependent child may have an address confirmed by a parent or legal guardian, who has proof for the same address. (See BMV website for details.)

• A married person may have an address confirmed by a spouse who has proof for the same address. (See BMV website for details.)

• Nursing home patients can use a formal statement of residency issued by a nursing home official

• Any other genuine and reliable document approved by the registrar of motor vehicles