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Proving Legal Presence in the U.S.

​The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles recognizes the documents below as proof from non-U.S. citizens that they are legally authorized to be in the United States.

​Document​Notes
​Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240, Form DS-1350 or Form FS-545)
  • ​Acceptable for REAL ID
​Valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551)
  • ​Acceptable for REAL ID
​​Unexpired Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766 or I-688B)
  • ​Acceptable for REAL ID
​Valid, unexpired foreign passport
  • ​Acceptable for REAL ID
  • ​Must be accompanied by an affixed valid, unexpired U.S. visa and I-94 Arrival/Departure Record
​Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550 or N-570)
  • ​Acceptable for REAL ID
Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-561)
  • ​Acceptable for REAL ID
​Machine-readable Immigrant Visa​
  • ​Not acceptable for REAL ID
​Temporary I-551 stamp on I-94 or passport​
  • ​Not acceptable for REAL ID
​I-327 Re-Entry Permit
  • ​Not acceptable for REAL ID
  • ​Must be accompanied by supporting immigration documentation
​​I-94 Arrival/Departure Record
  • ​Not acceptable for REAL ID
​I-20 Certificate of Eligibility Student Status
  • ​Not acceptable for REAL ID
  • ​Must be accompanied by an I-94 form or a passport with an I-94 stamp
​DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor
  • ​Not acceptable for REAL ID
  • Must be accompanied by an I-94 form or a passport with an I-94 stamp
I-571 refugee travel document
  • ​Not acceptable for REAL ID
  • ​Must be accompanied by supporting immigration documentation
​​I-797 Notice of Action receipt notice
  • ​Not acceptable for REAL ID
  • ​Must be accompanied by supporting immigration documentation (I-551, I-766, I-94)
​I-797 Notice of Action Approval
  • ​Not acceptable for REAL ID
​I-521L Authorization for Parole of an Alien into U.S.
  • ​Not acceptable for REAL ID
  • ​Must be accompanied by supporting immigration document (I-551, I-766, I-94)
​I-220B Order of Supervision
  • ​Not acceptable for REAL ID
  • ​Must be accompanied by supporting immigration documentation with I-766 card

8/21/2018 11:15 AM

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