Applicants who are U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

If you are a U.S. citizen who has proof of lawful presence but are unable to provide an identification document to establish identity or date of birth, you may go through Exceptions Processing and provide documents from the Exceptions Processing Document List (Spanish) to meet the requirements.

The Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will issue you a Notice of Incomplete Application if you are missing documents  the DMV can use to verify your identity, date of birth, or U.S. citizenship. The Notice of Incomplete Application will list the acceptable documents you have provided, as well as the additional documents you still need to complete your application.
If you did not have the documents required to complete your application during your initial visit, you can return with the required documents to complete your application. If, for reasons beyond your control, you cannot provide the required documents from the Identification Requirements Chart, you can request Exceptions Processing, and provide documents from the Exceptions Processing Document List  (Spanish).