You will need to provide documentation to validate your identity during your enrollment. At your enrollment appointment you must present two forms of identification—your Sandia issued badge can be used as your secondary form of ID.
If you do not have at least one form of primary ID and another secondary form of ID, you will not be able to enroll/register for your federal credential (a.k.a. smart card).
Your first and last name must match the names on the documents you provide during your enrollment appointment.
Your secondary form of identification can be an additional primary form of identification (such as U.S. Passport, Driver’s License with photo, Military ID, or Military Dependent ID), or one of the secondary forms of identification described on the Acceptable Forms of Identification list. Some examples from the list include:
- U.S. Social Security Card
- Birth Certificate (original or certified copy)
- ID card issued by federal, state, or local government agency
- School ID with photograph
- Voter's registration card
Your ID documents must match the name entered in the system. If your information does not match and you go to your appointment, you will not be able to enroll and will be asked to reschedule your appointment.
Some examples of mismatches that require a correction are:
- Apparent typo or transposition of letters in the name (ex. Jmaes vs. James)
- Mismatch between a given name and an alias, nickname, or derivative name (ex. Jim vs. James)
- Mismatch between maiden name in one record and married name in the other
- Mismatch of the suffix
If mismatches appear and the system is incorrect, you will need to contact email@example.com in New Mexico or firstname.lastname@example.org in California.
Once this update is made, you will receive another e-mail to make an enrollment appointment. Once again, verify the personal information on the e-mail to be sure it is correct and matches the names on your identification documents.
If a mismatch occurs, but your identification documents are correct (e.g., you recently married), you can bring what is called a “linking document” to your appointment. A “linking document” can be used to link two names on two identification source documents.
Acceptable “linking documents” include:
The “linking document” must have both your former and current legal names on it and both the primary and secondary identification documents must be valid and not expired. For example, a married woman may use both a current driver's license (with married name) and a certified copy of her birth certificate (with maiden name), but will be required to bring a “linking document” (e.g., marriage license) with both her maiden name and married name on it.
- Marriage certificate
- Certified copy of birth certificate
- Court record of name change