A driver's license or identity card applicant shall submit its Social Security card or other acceptable documentation to increase safety, reduce the risk of identity theft or fraud, and protect the integrity of the issuing process. These documents must be originals unaltered, not copies. A license and permit specialist will ask an individual who renews his or her driver's license or ID card to verify his or her SSN verbally. If the given SSN does not correspond to the SSN in our records and if we do not have an SSN, the CSR shall request that the person present SSN proof. Do you need an SSN substitute card? For many Social Security Number (SSN) requests, Texas residents can use the portal. This will allow you to replace your SSN card without needing a social security office from the comfort of your home or office.
Persons without an SSN never issued an SSN or not eligible for an SSN can go to any driver's license office and file an affidavit certifying this. If the affidavit is incorrect, the driver's license or ID card will be canceled and criminal charges may be imposed. The issuance of a CDL is not subject to an affidavit.