There are exceptions to the general rule that documents listed under RM 10210.430C.3. are not acceptable. Follow RM 10210.410 to determine if a document is acceptable evidence of identity when your office and
region determines that a document listed in RM 10210.430C.3. of this subsection is acceptable evidence based on the reason for its
issuance and the basis for that
EXAMPLE: A voters’ registration card generally should not be accepted as evidence of identity.
However, a Puerto Rico voter’s identification card is acceptable as evidence of identity
the document is issued based on documentary evidence such as an original birth certificate
or U.S. Passport/Passport card, and
contains a photograph of the voter as opposed to being issued only based on the allegations
of the person registering to vote as is the case in most States.
The regional office approved the use of these documents to establish
In general, a document may be evaluated for probative value and if it meets certain
criteria the document can be added to the National Identity Document
(NIDD) by your regional office.
RM 10210.405D, For more information on rules for evidence of identity
RM 10210.410, How to Examine, Evaluate, and Assess Documents Submitted as Evidence of Identity