Presenting Proper Identification
You MUST present acceptable and valid identification (ID), as described below, to be admitted to the test center.
These requirements are strictly enforced. It is your responsibility to read and understand the instructions and requirements. If you do not present appropriate ID, you will not be admitted to the test center and will forfeit your entire test fee.
Admittance to the test center does not imply that the identification you presented was valid. If it is determined that your ID was fraudulent or otherwise invalid, your test scores will be canceled and your entire test fee will be forfeited. Notification of the cancellation will also be sent to any institutions that received your scores and may include the reason for the cancellation.
Note: If you have questions about the following ID requirements, you must contact GMAT® Customer Service BEFORE you schedule your test appointment.
With some restrictions, as noted below, the following are the only acceptable forms of ID that you may use at the test center: you must present at least one of the forms of government-issued identification listed below when you arrive at the test center. The ID must be current (not expired) and legible and must bear your name in the Roman alphabet (as is used in this website) exactly as you provided when you made your test appointment, including the order and placement of the names. Date of birth must also match exactly the date provided when you made your test appointment. The ID must also include a recent, recognizable photograph and your signature and date of birth. If you cannot provide one form of ID that includes all four (4) of these, you will be required to present a second ID also from the list that includes the missing element(s). With some restrictions, as noted below, the following are the only acceptable forms of ID that you may use at the test center:
- Passport book*
- Government-issued driver’s license
- Government-issued national/state/province identity card (including European ID card)
- Military ID card
- If you are testing in Bangladesh, China (including Hong Kong), India, Japan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Singapore, or South Korea, you must present your passport book as your identification.
- If you are testing outside your country of citizenship, you must present your passport book as identification unless:
- You are a citizen of a European Union or Schengen Zone country testing in another of those countries, in which case you may present your passport book, national identification card, or European identity card;
- If you are a resident of Taiwan and testing in Taiwan, you must present your passport book as your identification document. If you are a resident of Taiwan and testing in Mainland China, you can present your Taiwan Compatriot Entry Permit (Tai Bao Zheng) as your identification document. If you are a resident of Mainland China and testing in Taiwan, you can present your passport book or your Entry Permit of Mainland Residents to the Taiwan Area (Ru Tai Zheng) as your identifications document.
- If you are working in Saudi Arabia and are not a citizen, you must present two pieces of identification. You may use your employer-sponsored Iqama Identification along with another form of identification that includes you name, photograph and signature.
-If you are a Tibetan Refugee residing and testing in Nepal, you must present the CTA-issue Green Book and either the official identification letter from the Tibetan settlement officer or other government-issued identification that includes your signature.
- You are a permanent U.S. resident testing in the United States, in which case you may present a passport book OR permanent resident card (green card). For California Test-takers who are ineligible to obtain the GMAT required government-issued ID, must request approval for an identification exception. This request must be submitted at least three (3) business days prior to testing. For example, if you are scheduled to test on Monday, you will need to submit your request for approval no later than the Wednesday prior to the exam. To request approval, please contact GMAT by calling GMAT® Candidate Services at 1-800-717-GMAT (4628) or by emailing GMATCandidateServicesAmericas@Pearson.com . Requests will not be accepted on the date of your exam, nor will the test center be able to make an exception without prior authorization.
- If you are a citizen of Cuba, Iran, Syria, or Sudan you must be able to prove primary residence outside of your country of citizenship prior to testing.
Note: No other forms of identification will be accepted at the test center. Unacceptable forms of ID include expired passports or driver’s licenses, passport cards, social security cards, draft classification cards, credit cards, employee or student IDs, letters from your university or college, IDs with physical descriptions in place of photos, photocopies of any form of ID, or any other kind of ID that does not meet the requirements described above.