If you're 18 to 25, you’ll need to show proof of relationship (e.g. birth certificate, adoption decree, court issued custody decree, etc.), but your parent or guardian doesn’t need to be present.
If you are 18 years old or over and are assigned a court guardian due to mental or physical limitations, you may use documents in your court assigned guardian's name.
You must show the court decree assigning guardianship.
Your assigned guardian must be with you and have valid proof of their identity.
Show us 1 of the following.
Previously issued WA license, ID card, or permit
This is not an option if you got a license in another state after your last WA license.
Washington vehicle registration or title (a quick title isn't acceptable)
Cell phone bill or statement
Home utility or service document (bill, statement, hook-up order, etc.) for Washington address (gas, electric, water, garbage, sewer, landline phone, TV, internet, ISTA)
Bank or credit card document (statement, card mailer, etc.)
Washington voter card
Washington school transcript or report card.
DSHS benefits letter (medical, food, etc.)
Proof of home ownership (mortgage documents, property tax documents, deed, title, etc.).
Selective Service Card
Concealed weapons permit from a WA county (license to carry concealed pistol)
Homeowner's or renter's insurance policy
Auto insurance policy, declarations page, or binder
Consulate ID card or Mexican Federal Electoral card
Pay check or pay stub with the employer's name and phone number or address
Washington professional license (nursing, physician, engineer, pilot, etc.)
W-2 form from an employer or form 1099
Letter attesting residence in alternate housing (e.g. assisted living, college campus, mission, senior housing, shelter, or retirement home) on company letterhead with a phone number that could be used in verification of the facility
US military document
Certified Washington marriage certificate
Proof of lawful permanent residency, U.S. citizenship, or non-domicile document
All commercial drivers must provide proof of lawful permanent residency, U.S. citizenship, or non-domicile document when applying for or renewing their commercial driver license (CDL) or commercial learner permit (CLP). If you can't provide these documents, you'll need to surrender your CDL.
For current CDL and CLP holders this means:
You're only required to present proof of lawful permanent residency, U.S. citizenship, or non-domicile document at your next renewal or other change to your record. This includes name, address, and endorsement changes. You can renew or make changes to your personal driver license, it's not affected by these requirements.
Proof of U.S. citizenship, lawful permanent residency, or non-domicile document is not required to replace a lost, damaged or stolen card. You can purchase a duplicate CDL and CLP online or at any driver license office.
You must provide 1 of 8 federally approved, government-issued documents. Photocopies aren't accepted. Obtaining duplicate documents can take several weeks. Begin the process immediately if you don't currently have at least 1 in your possession. If your name on an approved document doesn't match what's on record, you'll also need proof of your name change. This may consist of 1 or more of the following documents:
Court Order Name Change
Refugee Verification Packet (contact your resettlement agency for more information)
U.S. armed services ID card, with photo — Valid
U.S. B1/B2 Visa Border Crossing Card (Form DSP-150) — Valid
U.S. Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization with your photo, signature, and readily identifiable photo
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service ID — Valid
Acceptable forms are:
I-327 U.S. Permit to Re-Enter Travel Document
I-551 Permanent Resident Card
I-571 U.S. Refugee Travel Document
I-766 Employment Authorization
U.S. passport — Valid (an emergency passport isn't acceptable)
U.S. passport card — Valid
U.S. state or territory issued Driver License, ID card, or photo Instruction Permit — Valid or expired not more than 1 year
Verification ID letter from the Department of Social and Health Services Children's Administration for foster youth
Non-permanent residents may find more information about becoming a permanent legal resident or U.S. citizen by contacting the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. For more information about this Federal law, go to www.fmcsa.dot.gov.
Customers who are domiciled in a foreign country or in a state that prohibits issuance of CDL/CLP due to residency requirements will not have one of the preceding documents. They may be eligible for a non-domiciled document.
The following documents are acceptable to prove non-domiciled:
Unexpired Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
Unexpired foreign passport with an approved unexpired I-94 form (electronic or document)
We'll issue you a non-domiciled CDL to the expiration of your approved documents (up to 6 years).
The following video describes these requirements in further detail