Forms of identification for use on campus & in the U.S.

UMass Pass

UMass Pass is the official UMass Dartmouth identification card—the one card you'll need to carry on campus.

Learn more about UMass Pass

Note for J-1 scholars: In order to be issued UMassD email and COIN accounts, you will need to complete a Human Resources ID request form‌. You will still need to visit various offices on campus to apply for a UMass Pass and parking permit if necessary.


A valid passport, which shows your full name and date of birth, is always accepted as a form of identification anywhere in the U.S.

U.S. Driver's License

Any person who is at least 16 years of age may apply for a Class D (passenger) permit at: Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV)

Those who are not eligible for a Social Security Number may still apply for a U.S. driver's license. Begin with the ISSC Registry of Motor Vehicles Support Letter (doc).

Registry of Motor Vehicles locations in Massachusetts

State ID Card

For people who do not have a Massachusetts driver's license, a Massachusetts ID can be issued from: Mass.govThis card does not extend any driving privileges.

International permits & licenses

International permits may only be issued in the driver's country of origin by automobile associations authorized to do so by an International Road Traffic Convention to which the U.S. is a party. International permits do not extend any driving privileges. 

International drivers' licenses are only recognized as valid by the RMV when issued by an entity authorized to issue such licenses in the driver's home country.  

For more information, visit the RMV's: Frequently Asked Questions about Driving Permits

Updated 10/23/2017