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Proof of Citizenship


Frequently Asked Questions

****PLEASE READ THIS PAGE IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE APPLYING FOR A NEW LICENSE OR RENEWING YOUR LICENSE!!!!!!!!!

For INITIAL Application: Effective December 15, 2015, ALL Individual Resident and Non-Resident Alabama applicants must submit proof of citizenship by clicking here before their license is issued. This will also apply to Amendments and Reinstatements.



For RENEWAL Application: Effective December 15, 2015, ALL Individual Resident and Non-Resident Alabama applicants who expire as of Feb 29, 2016 or thereafter must submit proof of citizenship by clicking here before their license is renewed.



For REINSTATEMENTS OR ADDING A LINE OF AUTHORITY Application: Effective December 15, 2015, ALL Individual Resident and Non-Resident Alabama applicants must submit proof of citizenship by clicking here before their license can be reissued or reinstated.


The following states whose driver’s license DOES NOT (Unless otherwise noted) qualify as a document to be used as Proof of Citizenship per the Beason-Hammon Law are:

  • California
  • Colorado (Unless it is a Star Driver’s License based on Real ID Act)
  • Connecticut (Unless it is the new Verified Driver’s License)
  • Delaware (Unless it is a iDelaware Card, with a Star in upper right corner)
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois (Unless it is a Real ID Driver’s License issued after July 1, 2016)
  • Maryland (Unless it is a Real ID Driver’s License issued after June 20, 2016 with a Star in upper right corner)
  • New Mexico (Unless it is a Real ID Driver’s License issued after November 14, 2016 with the star in upper right corner)
  • Nevada (Unless it is a Real ID Driver’s License)
  • Utah
  • Vermont (Unless it is Real ID Driver’s License issued in 2014 or later and has the Gold Star in upper right corner)
  • Washington (Unless it is an Enhanced Driver’s License or a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) issued after September 1, 2015)
  • District of Columbia (Unless it is a Real ID Driver's License issued after May 1, 2014 with a Star in upper right corner)

All Transactions requiring Citizenship verification will be deferred for state review. Documentation must be received before the license will be renewed or issued. If the documentation is not received within 10 days after submission, the application will be declined. Please note: Fees paid are non-refundable.