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Alternative IDs for NSF Access

Visitors from states considered non-compliant with the REAL ID Act, and have not been granted an extension, must provide alternative identification — see below for forms of identification accepted by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In addition to the forms of identification pictured below, NSF will also accept university identification cards as long as they have a valid expiration date and photo.

  1. Federally-issued Identification
    1. U.S. Passport
      1994 Passport 1998 Passport Passport with Chip Passport with Chip
    2. U.S. Passport Card
      Front of Passport Card Back of Passport Card
    3. PIV or Federally-issued PIV-I Cards
      PIV/PIV-I Card Example PIV/PIV-I Card Example PIV/PIV-I Card Example
    4. Driver's License issued by the U.S. Department of State
      Driver's License issued by the US Department of State
    5. Border Crossing Card (Form DSP-150)
      Front of a Border Crossing CardBack of a Border Crossing Card
    6. Department of Homeland Security "Trusted Traveler" Cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
      Example image of DHS-issued Global Entry Trusted Traveler card.Example image of DHS-issued Global Entry Trusted Traveler card.
      Example image of DHS-issued NEXUS Trusted Traveler card. Example image of DHS-issued NEXUS Trusted Traveler card.
      Example image of DHS-issued SENTRI Trusted Traveler card. Example image of DHS-issued SENTRI Trusted Traveler card.
      Example image of DHS-issued FAST/EXPRES Trusted Traveler card. Example image of DHS-issued FAST/EXPRES Trusted Traveler card.
    7. U.S. Military ID
      Example of US Military ID Example of US Military ID
      Example of US Military ID Example of US Military ID
      Example of US Military ID Example of US Military ID
      Example of US Military ID Example of US Military ID
      Example of US Military ID Example of US Military ID
    8. Veteran's Health Identification Card issued by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
      Veteran's Health Identification Card
    9. U.S. Permanent Resident Card (Form D-551)
      Front of U.S. Permanent Resident Card Back of U.S. Permanent Resident Card
    10. U.S. Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-550)
      Example of U.S. Certificate of Naturalization Example U.S. Certificate of Naturalization
    11. Employment Authorization Document issued by Department of Homeland Security (Form I-766)
      Front of Employment Authorization Card Back of Employment Authorization Card
    12. U.S. Refugee Travel Document or other travel document of immigration status issued by DHS containing a photograph (Forms I-327 and I-571)
      Example U.S. Refugee Travel Document Example U.S. Refugee Travel Document Example U.S. Refugee Travel Document
    13. Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
      Transportation Worker Identification Credential Transportation Worker Identification Credential
    14. Merchant Marine Card issued by DHS/USCG
      Merchant Marine Card Merchant Marine Card Merchant Marine Card
  2. State-issued Identification
    1. State-issued Enhanced Driver's Licences (EDLs, )which are issued by:
      1. Michigan
        Michigan EDL
      2. Minnesota
        Minnesota EDL
      3. New York
        New York EDL
      4. Vermont
        Vermont EDL
      5. Washington
        Washington EDL
  3. Other
    1. Native American Tribal Photo ID
      Swinomish Indian Tribal Card NEZ Pierce Tribe Puyallup Tribe Northern Cheyenne Tribe United Cherokee Nation - UCN Blackfeet Nation Crow Tribal Membership
    2. Foreign Government-issued Passport
      Foreign government-issued Passport
    3. PIV-I Cards (issued by non-Federal Government entities)
      PIV-I cards (issued by non-Federal Government entities) PIV-I cards (issued by non-Federal Government entities) PIV-I cards (issued by non-Federal Government entities)