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This document is designed to serve as a resource for youth experiencing homelessness on their own, or those assisting them, in understanding individual state requirements for obtaining a valid government-issued photo identification or ID. We have also provided information on how to obtain a birth certificate, since these are a unThis document provides an overview of the issues related to minors obtaining an ID and related recommendations for policymakers. Specifically, it provides a general explanation of requirements and barriers, a summary of findings organized by specific barriers and exceptions and a quick reference guide to state specific barriers.