Identification (ID) Documents

Is an Embassy-issued ID acceptable for out-of-country test takers?

No, U.S. non-citizens testing within the United States must present a valid passport that meets all of the ID requirements.

There seems to be a discrepancy between the explanation of a multiple-part last name and the Acceptable Name Differences table in the slide deck? How do you know if the name Suarez Thomas is a multiple-part last name or acceptable middle name discrepancy?

The attendance roster lists each registered test taker's last, first and middle names in separate cells on the roster. Therefore a name like Suarez Thomas would be listed in the last name field together. If Thomas was a middle name then Suarez would be listed in the last name field and Thomas would be listed in the middle name field. The admission ticket does not clearly break out the full name like the attendance roster does.

Previously ETS had written the recent marriage or divorce policy to state that recent meant that the documents were issued with the last six months. The policy now states that if the test taker was married or divorced between the time that they registered and the test date that they may be permitted to test. The test center supervisors have no way of knowing when a test taker registered, so how do they follow this policy correctly?

If a test taker presents a marriage certificate or a divorce decree dated between the time he or she registered and the test date, that is acceptable along with their ID. The important thing is that they also supply a valid ID along with the certificate or decree.