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Identity Documents

Identity Documents

Some of the ID Services we offer:

Technical Assistance:

  • Trouble-shooting – what is the fastest and most efficient route to get ID
  • Applying for Social Security Card, Birth Certificate and PennDOT photo ID on behalf of someone without ID
  • Assistance collecting documents from schools, medical providers, etc.
  • Referring clients for legal name changes to VIP if/when necessary
  • Providing clients with verification letters stating that CLS is working with them to get their identity documents and that we can verify his/her identity.


  • Advocating with Social Security, Vital Records and PennDOT on behalf of clients
  • Advocating for clients who need ID for their probation/parole officer, the welfare office, SSA, etc.

How to get help:

Walk-in Intake

Community Legal Services
North Philadelphia Law Center

1410 West Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Monday, Wednesday
9:00 am -12:00 pm