6 Point ID verification
In order to obtain licenses and permits at MVC, you must prove your identity by passing 6 Point ID Verification. Select the documents you will use with one of the following tools:
6 Point ID Verification was designed to help prevent identity theft by ensuring that licenses are only issued with proper legal documents and verification. This requires you to prepare information prior to visiting an MVC Agency, possibly resulting in special document requests from other state agencies.
Puerto Rico: new birth certificate law
Birth certificates issued before July 1, 2010 valid through October 30, 2010
Birth certificates issued by the Puerto Rico Department of Health before July 1, 2010, will be invalidated under a new law passed by the government of Puerto Rico to combat fraud and protect the identity and credit of all persons born in Puerto Rico.
As of October 31, 2010, the MVC will no longer accept Puerto Rico-issued birth certificates issued before July 1, 2010 as proof of identification. New, more secure certificates are available online or by mail. Visit the the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration website for full instructions on applying for new certificates.
Hudson county birth certificates
If you were born in or after 1965, you can still use your certified Jersey City/Hudson county birth certificate to renew your license.
If you were born before 1965, you have two options:
- Get a new, certified copy of your birth record from the State Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registration. There is a $25 fee. This copy will be valid for all identification purposes
- Get a letter of authenticity from the State Bureau of Vital Statistics. This letter is only valid with the MVC and will not serve as a certified copy of your birth certificate. There is no fee with this option
To get a letter of authenticity, you must appear in person at the State Bureau office and present the original certified copy of your birth record and bring a valid ID.
To obtain a copy of your birth certificate that the MVC will accept, please visit the State Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registration.