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Our references assist in ID checks for government agencies at all levels—federal, state, county, and local. For more than 50 years, we have published the leading references for control of ID, whether at one location or thousands. Our printed Guides offer compact size for portability, and their low cost that makes them ideal for protecting multiple checkpoints. Our online references offer sophisticated ID checking at any location—including mobile access.

All of our ID checking references are compatible with any existing security approach. Proof of reliability is shown by our customers, including the DMVs (who issue state IDs), the FBI, and law enforcement in all jurisdictions.

  • Easy to use
  • Quick reference
  • Excellent training tool
  • Low cost

Altered and false IDs pose a challenge for access control, whether at ports, military bases, vital records services, or entrances to buildings. In addition, ID checks for DMV license verification and proof of identity, courts, and law enforcement need verification that is quick and easy-to-use. We help in special areas, too, like ID checks for HSPD-12 requirements (for issuing documents per the HSPD-12 Directive).


Every year, government agencies at more than 30,000 locations count on our references for access control, monitoring of document issuance, and other needs.

Products for Government for Proof of Identity

I.D. Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition


100 pages, published annually | Click Here for Details ›

The I.D. Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition shows every valid driver's license format in actual size and full color. Included are details on territories, federal and military documents, consular cards, and more. In a compact 100 pages and 6" x 8 ½" size, it is handy and portable.

Published annually and used at more than 200,000 locations, the Guide is at the center of ID checks for fraudulent, altered, and counterfeit documents. Used at the federal level (Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice, Internal Revenue Service, Social Security Administration) and by state and local agencies (New York DMV, MTA Bridges & Tunnels, Phoenix [AZ] Police Department, Pennsylvania ABC Liquor Control). Single copy price is $28.95. Quantity prices make it the protection alternative for all locations. (Example: 500 copies cost just $16.25 each.)

Available to government agencies, appropriate businesses, and sworn law enforcement personnel. Also available in an online, IP address-controlled subscription.

I.D. Checking Guide, International Edition


360 pages, published biennially | Click Here for Details ›

I.D. Checking Guide, International Edition provides full-color, actual-size size ID documents covering 175 countries’ driver’s licenses, ID cards and more (excludes United States and Canada). More than 570 IDs are covered worldwide, with one or more pages for each country’s documents. The Guide includes a 32-page section on Mexico documents. At 6" x 9", with 360 pages of coverage, this International Guide is the choice for those dealing with border security, tourism, foreign students, immigrants, and guest workers. DETAILS: each countries’ page shows valid document images, supporting text and close-up images of security details.

Published biennially, the International Guide is used at the federal level (U.S. Coast Guard, TSA, Canada Border Services) and at state and local levels (New Jersey DMV, Colorado Division of Fish & Wildlife, Michigan Dept. of State, Washington Dept. of State) for proof of identity and ID verification. Single copy price is $48.00. Quantity prices make it affordable for all locations. (Example: 500 copies cost just $26.50 each.)

Available to government agencies, appropriate businesses, and sworn law enforcement personnel.

U.S. Identification Manual



700 pages, 3 updates/year | Click Here for Details ›

The U.S. Identification Manual is a 700-page reference covering five sections of department-level needs: State & Canadian IDs including territories; other ID documents; federal documents; credit cards, currency, and traveler’s cheques; and directory of federal and state agencies. Loose-leaf, reinforced binder permits easy updating, with three updates published each year.

Subscribers include a wide range of agencies such as California DMV, Massachusetts Registry of MV, Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation, NY Power Authority, U.S. Marshal’s Service,U.S. Airforce, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, U.S. Marine Corps, and others. Single Manual cost: $245.

The Manual has restricted circulation: available only to government agencies and well-established commercial firms.

Online References

Subscription service available
for corporate & government
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The I.D. Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition is available online, and contains all of the images and text included in the printed Guide. It is as clear and easy to use as the printed Guide, and follows the same format.

The online service is perfect for agencies that prefer a paperless approach to checking ID. Each authorized user can quickly access information through your agency’s network, right to our IP address-controlled website. Username and Password protection provide additional security. The service is updated continuously throughout the year.

This subscription service is available to government agencies and qualifying companies networking 20 or more locations.

DOCUtector is an online database that provides worldwide coverage of documents and forensic images of security features that help confirm each document’s physical characteristics. This controlled-access, online database includes more than 6000 security images of 1200 different ID document formats. Full-color photos of the security features include UV images, holograms, OVDs, microprints, and more. DOCUtector is available by annual subscription.

Subscription is available to government agencies and appropriate commercial concerns.