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Acceptable IDs

To verify your account and begin receiving mail in your mailbox, you will need to provide IDs. The required documents vary from country to country.

For US mailboxes

Two forms of identification are required, including at least one primary photo ID and a secondary form of ID that verifies your current address.

The following primary forms of photo identification are acceptable:

  • U.S. Government I.D.: This may be federal, state, or tribal-issued and can include a 
    • State-issued driver's license
    • Non-driver's identification card
    • U.S. Armed Forces card
    • Uniformed Service ID card
    • U.S. permanent resident or other identification card issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
    • U.S. certificate of citizenship or naturalization
    • An identification card issued by a federally or state-recognized tribal nation.

  • Passport: This can be a U.S. passport, U.S. passport card, or foreign passport.
  • Matricula Consular (Mexico): This is an identification card issued by the Government of Mexico through its consulate offices to Mexican nationals residing outside Mexico.
  • NEXUS (Canada): This is a trusted traveler and expedited border control program operated by the Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. To be accepted, the NEXUS card must contain an identification number.
  • U.S. University Identification: This can be a public or private U.S. university identification card.

The following secondary forms of identification are acceptable:

  • U.S. State/Territory Driver's or Nondriver's ID Card
  • Current Lease
  • Mortgage or Deed of Trust
  • Home or Vehicle Insurance Policy
  • Vehicle Registration Card
  • Voter Card

The following forms of identification are not acceptable:

  • Social Security cards
  • Birth certificates
  • Credit cards
  • Corporate identification card
  • Other similar items
  • Utility bill

For Outside the US

We have separate articles for each country. Please use the search bar above and type in the country to search for the relevant article. Most countries require only 2 valid IDs to open a mailbox.

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