Proof of Residency & Proof of Child's Age

Proof Of Residency

    • Lease or deed


    • Affidavit (a written statement signed under oath) from the person you pay rent to, saying you live there


    • A letter from the person you pay rent to saying you live there


    • A letter from another person saying you live at your address 


    • Other documentation such as: 
      • Pay stub showing your address 
        • Income tax form that shows your address
        • Utility bill or other bill in your name
        • Membership documents based on residency, such as a local library card
        • Voter registration card
        • Driver’s license, or permit, or non-driver ID
        • State or other government issued ID
        • Documents from government agencies such as a social service agency or the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement
        • Custody or guardianship papers

Proof of Age

    • Certified Birth Certificate (from any country)


    • Baptismal record (from any country)


    • A Passport (from any country)

    If you don’t have a Birth Certificate, baptismal record, or passport, you can use other documents if you’ve had them for at least two years, such as: 

    • Driver’s license
    • State or governmental ID
    • School photo ID with date of birth
    • Consulate ID card
    • Hospital or health records
    • Military dependent ID card
    • Other documents from federal/state/local agencies (example: Department of Social Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement)
    • Court orders
    • Native American tribal document
    • Records from international aid agencies or voluntary agencies
Last Modified on August 29, 2022