Forms of identification for the USPS 1583 Form

The U.S. Postal Service requires all Commercial Mail Receiving Agents (CMRA) to collect a notarized USPS Form 1583 from customers to ensure you are who you say you are and that your mail is only being received by you. In doing so they require 2 forms of identification with that document. Below we have a list of acceptable forms of identification for us with completing the 1583 form.

Acceptable Forms of Identification

Important Notes:

  • At least one ID must have a photo of the applicant.
  • At least one ID must verify the home address.
  • ID's lacking both a photo and address are not acceptable for this requirement.

ID's that are acceptable:

  • Valid driver's license or state non-driver's identification card
  • Armed forces, government, or recognized corporate identification card
  • Passport, alien registration card or certificate of naturalization
  • Current lease, mortgage, or Deed of Trust
  • Voter or vehicle registration card
  • A home or vehicle insurance policy

ID's that are NOT acceptable:

  • Social security cards
  • Credit cards
  • Birth certificates
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