In accordance with the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, the Alabama DOI is required to verify the citizenship of ALL APPLICANTS/LICENSEES. All individuals must submit documentation of their U.S. citizenship prior to reissuing/or adding a line of authority to their license. Below is a list of acceptable documentation (which includes a copy of your driver’s license, FRONT and BACK in ONE FILE ONLY), any ONE of which can be used as proof.
The following states whose driver’s license DOES NOT qualify as a document to be used as Proof of Citizenship per the Beason-Hammon law are:
All transactions requiring citizenship verification will be deferred for state review.
California (Unless it is a Star Driver’s License based on Real ID Act after January 28, 2018. There will be a bear with a star in upper right corner),
- 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),
- Illinois (Unless it is a Real ID Driver’s License issued after July 1, 2016),
Louisiana (Unless it is a Real ID Driver's License issued after October 3, 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 (Unless it has the embedded beehive or ghost image applied via laser),
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),
and District of Columbia (Unless it is a Real ID Driver's License issued after May 1, 2014 with a star in upper right corner).
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.
DO NOT SUBMIT your Proof of Citizenship until you are in the process of applying for a license.
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Examples of Documentation
Formats accepted: .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, .pdf
FRONT and BACK in ONE FILE ONLY
Have you been PREVIOUSLY licensed in Alabama?
Has your license been inactive for less than 12 months?
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