To take the LSAT® (including LSAT Writing®), you must present a physical, valid international passport or a physical, valid government-issued photo ID issued by the United States of America, U.S. Territories, or Canada. The ID must sufficiently authenticate your identity to your proctor and LSAC. The ID must be current (or have expired within 3 months of your test date) and must contain:
- A recent and recognizable photo of you
- Your first name
- Your last name
- Your date of birth
The first and last name listed on your ID must exactly match the legal first and last name associated with your LSAC account. You can make changes to your legal name on the “Profile” page in your account. For more information, please visit Biographical Information Changes.
Please note that, by law, U.S. military IDs cannot be photographed and thus cannot be used for online testing.
This is important. If you do not present a valid, acceptable form of ID, you will not be permitted to take the test.
Acceptable Forms of ID
Please note: Test takers must present either an international passport or a government-issued photo ID issued by the United States of America, U.S. Territories, Canada, or Australia.
Common forms of acceptable identification include (but are not limited to):
- Passport book
- Driver’s license
- State- or province-issued ID card issued in the United States of America, a U.S. Territory, or Canada
- U.S. Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
- Canadian Permanent Resident Card
- Certain Canadian health care benefit cards
The following items are NOT acceptable for taking the LSAT or LSAT Writing: Social Security card, Social Insurance card, birth certificate, credit card (including those with photo), ID expired for more than 3 months prior to your test date, photocopied ID, employee ID (even for government employees), student ID, or U.S. military ID card (Common Access Card or CAC — by law, U.S. military IDs cannot be photographed and thus cannot be used for online testing).
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I make sure my ID is acceptable?
If you have questions about whether your ID is acceptable, contact LSAC by calling 1.800.336.3982 at least 14 days prior to your registered test date. Be prepared to submit a scanned copy of your ID for review.
I’m ineligible for a government-issued ID. What should I do?
Candidates testing in North America who are ineligible to obtain the required government-issued ID may request LSAC’s approval of alternate identification documents. To request an exception, you must contact LSAC prior to the registration deadline associated with your registered test date. Please contact LSAC by emailing LSACinfo@LSAC.org or by calling 1.800.336.3982 and choosing option 0 to speak to an LSAC candidate representative. Requests received after the registration deadline will not be accepted, and exceptions will not be made on the day of the test.