What ID proofs do I need to take the GMAT exam?

GMAT Passport

Proper identification documents are required for taking your GMAT exam. If you are unable to present the authentic documents, you may get barred from taking the test and your GMAT fees will get forfeited. To appear for the GMAT test, you have to again start from scratch.

On the test day, examiners verify the student’s identification with the provided authentic ID Proofs. Please note that in every case, the document provided must be current (i.e., must not have expired on the date of the exam) Acknowledgments/letters of renewal are not acceptable.


Driver’s License

National/ state/ provincial ID cards

Military ID cards

Note: A passport is mandatory if the test centre is outside your country of origin.In some cases, your passport might be the only acceptable ID even if you are a taking the test in your own country domain.

The other forms of ID must include your name and date of birth in exactly the same way as in the GMAT application form, a recent and recognizable photograph and signature. If anyone’s ID (from the list above) provides insufficient or doubtful information, the candidate may ask to show a second document (from the list above) to fill out the missing information.

The following documents are NOT acceptable as proof of your identity for GMAT tests:
Expired IDs

Temporary-issue IDs such as Passport cards or acknowledgements
Social security cards
Draft classification cards
Credit cards
Employee or student IDs
Letters from your university or college
IDs with physical descriptions instead of photos
Photocopies of documents

If you have any doubts about the validity of your identifying documents, make sure you contact the GMAT customer service before you register for the exam.

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