2. Social Security number
You must provide your Social Security number to get a driver license.
If you don’t have a Social Security number, you may sign a declaration form and provide proof of Washington residence.
If you’re applying for a Commercial Driver License (CDL), you must provide your Social Security number. We can’t issue you a CDL if you don’t have one.
Proof of Washington residence
If you don’t have a Social Security number:
1) Bring as many of the following documents as possible to be reviewed as proof of your Washington residence address:
Home utility bill (gas, electric, water, garbage, land-line telephone, or ISTA. etc).
Not acceptable: Cable, internet or satellite TV bills.
A college or university document that has your current residential address on file.
Off-campus students: Bring the printout from the SEVIS database which:
Is in a sealed envelope with the college return address.
Has your address
Has proof it was printed by the “Designated School Official” or “Responsible Officer.”
WA Department of Corrections (DOC) electronic ID Letter that has your current residential address.
Selective Service card with your current residential address.
Vehicle title (not a Quick Title with a tamper proof tape over the VIN and Title number).
Bank-issued documents, for the last 30 days which include your current residential address, such as:
Credit card statement
Note: Your documents must include your name and current Washington residential address. It’s illegal to present fraudulent documents. If we find that your documents are fraudulent, you won’t be able to reapply for 364 days.
When you apply, you’ll get a handout with instructions for completing the application process.
Within 2 weeks, we’ll send you a letter and form to request an appointment with us to review your documents.
Complete the form and send it back to us by mail or fax following the instructions on the form.
We’ll call you to schedule an appointment, and meet with you to verify your proof of Washington residence.
After we verify your Washington residence address, we’ll issue your driver license, photo instruction permit, or ID card.