Step 1: Sign in to an existing ID.me account or create a new account by clicking "Sign-up".
Step 2 (optional): Add an additional layer of security with 2-factor authentication.
Two-factor authentication (2FA) strengthens access security by requiring two methods (also referred to as factors) to verify your identity. These factors can include something you know - like a username and password, plus something you have - like a smartphone app to approve authentication requests.
2FA protects against phishing, social engineering, and password brute-force attacks and secures your logins from attackers exploiting weak or stolen credentials. More information on 2-factor authentication can be found by clicking here.
If you want to skip this step, click "No, I do not want to secure my account at this time" at the bottom of the page.
Step 3: Confirm your email address.
Step 4: Select the option you'd like to use to verify your identity.
The verification process is slightly different based on which option you choose:
Select one of the links above to learn more about the verification process.