Driver Services

Driver License Information

Proof of Identification, Age and Authorized Presence

Social Security Number

You are required by A.R.S. §§ 28-3158(D)(5) and 28-3165(F), under the authority of 42 U.S.C. §§ 405(c)(2)(C) and 666(a)(13)(A), to provide your Social Security number. It will be used to verify your identity and to comply with federal and state child-support enforcement laws. It will not be used as your driver license or identification card number.

Arizona law requires that you submit proof that your presence in the United States is authorized under federal law. See Identification Requirements for a listing of acceptable proof.

  • You need at least two documents listed, and one must have a clear photo of you.
  • Alternatively, you need three accepted documents with no photo.
  • One identifying document must be listed under the Primary section.
  • All documents must be originals or copies, in English, certified by the issuing agency.
  • Provide any additional documents needed for a name change (e.g., marriage certificate, divorce decree, etc.). You must first change your name with the Social Security Administration.
  • Requirements may change without notice.
Resident Definition

State law requires that you obtain an Arizona driver license and registration immediately if any one of the following applies:

  • You work in Arizona (other than for seasonal agricultural work).
  • You are registered to vote in this state.
  • You place children in school without paying the tuition rate of a nonresident.
  • You have a business with an office in Arizona that bases and operates vehicles in this state.
  • You obtain a state license or pay school tuition fees at the same rate as an Arizona resident.
  • You have a business that operates vehicles to transport goods or passengers within Arizona.
  • You remain in Arizona for a total of seven months or more during any calendar year, regardless of your permanent residence.

Out-of-state students enrolled with seven or more semester hours are not considered Arizona residents, regardless of employment.

Active-duty military personnel based in Arizona who qualify for exemption under the Service Members Civil Relief Act of 2003 are not considered Arizona residents.