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Chemical Handler's Manual

APPENDIX J – Alternate Forms of Identification Acceptable for Verification of Identity for Purchasers of Scheduled Listed Chemical Products

The Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act requires on and after September 30, 2006, that an individual must present an identification card that includes a photograph and is issued by a State or the Federal government or a document considered acceptable under 8 C.F.R. § 274a.2(b)(1)(v)(A) and (B). Title 8 C.F.R. § 274a.2(b)(1)(v) states that only unexpired documents are acceptable. Those documents currently include the following:

  • United States passport.
  • Alien Registration Receipt Card or Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551).
  • A foreign passport that contains a temporary I–551 stamp, or temporary I-551 printed notation on a machine-readable immigrant visa.
  • An Employment Authorization Document which contains a photograph (Form I-766).
  • In the case of a nonimmigrant alien authorized to work for a specific employer incident to status, a foreign passport with a Form I-94 or Form I–94A, bearing the same name as the passport and containing an endorsement of the alien's nonimmigrant status, as long as the period of endorsement has not yet expired and the proposed employment is not in conflict with any restrictions or limitations identified on the Form.
  • A passport from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) or the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) with Form I–94 or Form I–94A indicating nonimmigrant admission under the Compact of Free Association Between the United States and FSM or RMI.
  • In the case of an individual lawfully enlisted for military service in the Armed Forces under 10 U.S.C. § 504, a military identification card issued to such individual may be accepted only by the Armed Forces.
  • For individuals 16 years of age or older:
    • A driver's license or identification card containing a photograph, issued by a State or an outlying possession of the United States. If the driver's license or identification card does not contain a photograph, identifying information shall be included such as: name, date of birth, sex, height, color of eyes, and address.
    • School identification card with a photograph.
    • Voter's registration card.
    • U.S. military card or draft record.
    • Identification card issued by Federal, State, or local government agencies or entities. If the identification card does not contain a photograph, identifying information shall be included such as: name, date of birth, sex, height, color of eyes, and address.
    • Military dependent's identification card.
    • Native American tribal documents.
    • United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card.
    • Driver's license issued by a Canadian government authority.
  • For individuals under age 18 who are unable to produce a document from the list above of acceptable documents for persons age 16 years and older:
    • School record or report card.
    • Clinic doctor or hospital record.
    • Daycare or nursery school record.

The list of acceptable forms of identification, as identified in 8 C.F.R. § 274a.2(b)(1)(v)(A) and (B), may change. DEA has no discretion to alter the list.

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