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Declaration of Citizenship Information

Applicants Claiming United States Citizenship MUST provide a copy of two (2) or more of the following:

  1. Tennessee Driver’s License, or photo ID issued by Department of Homeland Security.
  2. A valid driver license or ID issued by another state provided its issuance requirements meet Department of Homeland Security criteria.
  3. An official birth certificate issued by a U.S. state, territory, or other jurisdiction. Puerto Rican birth
    • Certificates issued before July 1, 2010 do not count.
  4. A federally issued birth certificate.
  5. A valid, unexpired U.S. passport.
  6. A report of birth abroad of a U.S. citizen.
  7. A certificate of citizenship.
  8. A certificate of naturalization.
  9. A U.S. citizen ID card.
  10. Any successor document to #’s 4-9 above.
  11. SSN that the entity may verify with the Social Security Administration in accordance with Federal Law

Applicants claiming qualified alien status must submit two (2) or more copies of the following forms, one of which MUST be a U.S. government issued photo ID, as determined by U.S. Homeland Security to be acceptable for verification through the SAVE program.


Common types of documents used to verify immigration status are:
  1. I-551 (Permanent Resident Card or “Green Card”)
  2. I-766 (Employment Authorization Card)
  3. I-327 (Reentry Permit)
  4. I-571 (Refugee Travel Document)
  5. Machine Readable Immigrant Visa (with Temporary I-551 language)
  6. I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant F91) student status-“student visa”)
  7. DS-2019 (Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status)
  8. I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record)
  9. Unexpired Foreign Passport

Unacceptable forms of Identification for Non-Citizen:

  1. Driver’s License
  2. Social Security Cards
  3. Consulate Cards

Applicants claiming status as a non-immigrant shall provide a copy of a machine readable VISA.