Proving Who You Are To The BMV

To obtain any Ohio driver’s license, commercial driver’s license (CDL), identification (ID) card or duplicate of any of these items, the customer, and any co-signer for a minor applicant must present a primary and a secondary document satisfactory to prove both: (1) Name and Date of Birth and (2) Social Security Number (SSN), if ever assigned.

Additionally, non-U.S. citizens are required to provide proof of legal presence before an Ohio driver’s license or identification card can be issued.  Only original documents or a copy bearing an original certification by the issuing authority are acceptable. 

Uncertified copies or copies of certified documents are not acceptable. Failure to provide two acceptable documents to prove both the name and date of birth and the Social Security Number, if ever assigned, shall result in denial of the application. You can obtain more information from our website at

And remember, if you or a family member has been arrested for DUI in the Greater Cincinnati- and that includes Butler, Warren and Clermont Counties as well – give our office a call at 513.333.0014….24-hours a day, 7 days a week.  Because now is the perfect time to put a team that includes a former police officer and two former prosecutors to work….for you.

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