Citizenship Documentation for Renewals
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 receiving a renewal. 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:
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),
Maryland (Unless it is a Real ID Driver’s License issued after June 20, 2016 with a star in upper right),
Nevada (Unless it is a Real ID Driver’s License),
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)
When proof is properly submitted and verified, confirmation will be provided via email.
There will be a reminder of this requirement included with all renewal notices during 2016 and 2017, but if documentation has already been submitted, DO NOT resubmit unless specifically requested by ALDOI.
YOUR LICENSE WILL NOT BE RENEWED UNTIL THIS DOCUMENTATION IS RECEIVED. IF DOCUMENTATION IS NOT RECEIVED WITHIN 10 DAYS OF FILING A RENEWAL, THE APPLICATION WILL BE DENIED. PLEASE NOTE: FEES PAID FOR RENEWALS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.