Driver’s license requirements

Posted Nov. 17, 2008, at 8:47 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 6:16 a.m.

To meet the state’s proof of residency requirements for a driver’s license or state identification card, one must produce one of the following documents:

- State driver’s license or identification card with a physical address listed.

- Property tax bill or deed or mortgage or lien agreement.

- Maine vehicle registration, title or lease agreement.

- Maine fishing or hunting license or concealed weapons permit.

- Marriage certificate.

- Department of Health and Human Services compliance document.

- Utility bills (cable, television, telephone, etc.).

- Paycheck stub or tax return (W-2).

- Home services contract (lawn care, painting, etc.).

They also must provide acceptable proof of legal presence:

- For U.S. citizens: birth certificate (must be a certified copy); U.S. passport or passport card; certificate of citizenship or naturalization; U.S. citizen identification card; identification card for resident citizen of the U.S.

- For noncitizens: permanent resident card; resident alien card; arrival-departure form I-94 (stamped); employment authorization card.

For a complete list of acceptable documents, ask a BMV service representative or visit the bureau’s Web site at www.maine.gov/sos/bmv.

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