angle-up angle-right angle-down angle-left close user menu open menu closed search globe bars phone store

Supplemental ID Documents

You may be required to provide a supplemental ID document if:

  • the test administrator questions your primary ID document
  • your primary ID document is otherwise acceptable but does not bear your first and last name, photograph or signature

If you cannot provide a supplemental ID that contains your signature, you may present two government-issued IDs with photographs as long as they are in the same name you used when you registered.

Supplemental ID documents may not be used to resolve name discrepancies. The first and last name on your primary ID must match (excluding accents) the name you used when you registered for the test.

The following ID documents are generally acceptable as supplemental ID:

  • Government-issued ID card (including, but not limited to, those listed under Primary ID Documents)
  • Student ID card
  • Confirmation of identity letter from your educational institution. This letter must be typed or printed on the original letterhead of the educational institution you attend(ed) and, in addition to meeting all of the ID Document Requirements, must include your date of birth and the date issued. Additionally, a school official's signature and the school seal must be present and both must overlap your photograph, as shown below. Such letters are valid for only one year from the date issued.

    Image of confirmation of identity letter

See also:

Promotional Links

Register for the GRE General Test

Register Now


The official practice tests from the maker of the test gives you the experience of taking the real, computer-delivered GRE General Test and more!

Send Only Your Best Scores

Approach test day with more confidence, knowing you can send the scores that show your personal best — only with the ScoreSelect® option.

Start Preparing Today!

Check out our FREE Official test prep and shop our Official Practice Question Guides and more.