file - 06/08/2022
The U.S. Passport Verification Service (USPVS) provides a means for driver license agencies (DLAs) to verify U.S. passport document data against the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) back end systems. The service assists states in issuing more secure driver’s licenses and identification (ID) cards.
When an applicant applies for a driver’s license, permit, or ID card, the applicant must present documents proving their identity and legal (immigration) presence. Most MVAs accept U.S. passports as identity documents. To verify that a U.S. passport is not fraudulent, the jurisdiction can check via USPVS that the passport number and date of birth on the passport matches the passport’s electronic record, as recorded in U.S. government files.
USPVS performs passport verification using the U.S. Custom and Border Patrol Protection System (CBP Pass) database which stores a copy of the U.S. Department of State’s passport records.
Getting Started with USPVS
- On-boarding: AAMVA facilitates the on-boarding process, which include procedures, activities, and requirements necessary to satisfy the state’s USPVS implementation.
- Integration and testing: AAMVA provides integration and testing support to transition a state from integration to production by providing interface software and documentation. States can download the web service or UNI upgrade by contacting us.
Jurisdictions who participate in USPVS are identified on the IT systems participation map. For more specific participation information, please visit here (available to jurisdiction and federal members only).
For when scheduled maintenance on USPVS will occur, please visit here.
All rates are effective through September 30 and are subject to change thereafter with 30-days prior written notice.
- Products & Services Catalog: Government Rate Schedule
- Private rates are not available. (USPVS hosting is only available for government entities.)
USPVS documentation is available below to jurisdiction and federal members only.
For questions or more information about USPVS, please contact us and select Technology Systems from the drop-down menu of subjects.