Is Passport Required for SAT?

Raghuram Sukumar SAT 38 Comments

Is Passport Required for SAT?

Answers is Yes and No. Depends on where you are goign to take the SAT Test.

According to College board

You are responsible for bringing a valid and acceptable form of identification each time you report to an SAT test center. It is your responsibility to ensure that your ID documents are up-to-date and available on the day of the test.

So, you may ask, what is considered to be  acceptable form of identification to take SAT Test?

SAT Test – ID documents must:

  • be issued by a governmental organization or the school which you currently attend
  • be an original document — photocopied documents are not acceptable
  • be valid and current — expired documents (bearing expiration dates that have passed) are not acceptable, no matter how recently they may have expired
  • bear the test-taker’s full name, in roman English characters, exactly as it appears on the Admission Ticket (if the name is too long to fit on the Admission Ticket, the name on the ID need only match the part that appears on the ticket).
  • bear a recent recognizable photograph that clearly matches the test-taker
  • be in good condition, with clearly legible text and a clearly visible photograph

Examples of Acceptable ID for SAT

  • Government-issued driver’s license or non-driver ID card
  • Official school-produced student-identification card from the school you currently attend
  • Government-issued passport
  • Government-issued military or national identification card
  • College Board’s Student ID Form, which is available from your school counselor and must be prepared by the school you currently attend
  • Talent Identification Program ID or Authorization to Test form (allowed for grades seven and eight only; photo not required)

Is Passport Required for SAT in India?

Yes, to take SAT test in India, passport is Mandatory.

According to College Board

For SAT Testing in India, Ghana, Nepal, Nigeria and Pakistan – The only acceptable form of identification is a valid passport with your name, photograph and signature. There are no exceptions to this policy.

For SAT Test takers in India, make sure you register for SAT with exact name that appears in the Passport.

I have answered so many questions due to mismatch between the names used for test registration and passport.

You are responsible for ensuring that the name you used to register exactly matches the name on the ID document(s) you will present at the test center. If you need to make a change to your name after registering, please contact Customer Service well in advance of test day.

Here is a question posted by a SAT Test Taker

I’m going to take the SAT on Jan. 26 2013. So, since I do not have a passport as of now, do I need to get it made? Or is any other form of identification acceptable? And if there isn’t, how many days will it take to get a passport, given that i’m a minor (16 yr old) and an Indian citizen by birth.

You do need to apply for passport and get it before January SAT Test date.

Passport is something that can’t me made 🙂

I’m not sure how many days it would take to apply for a new passport and get one. Check with your regional passport office about Indian passport issue time.

 

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  2. Dear Sir ,
    I have applied for my passport today with final status as granted . They said that I will get the passport in 25-30 days .
    I have my SAT exam on 7th june . I wont be having passport at that time .

    What should I do ? My test center is in Lucknow . Will they allow me to sit in the hall after seeing my Govt. issued aadhar card and recepient copy from passport office ?

    Please HELP , I am depressed .
    Thanking you

      1. ditto here…..my friend told me that they only check your passport to compare your photo and cross-check your name. But the admit card states ‘current and valid’ passport. I’m dying to know if they allow students to give the test in such cases. Also will it affect score processing?

        1. Frankly speaking. No you won’t be allowed to enter the examining venue. You will be checked twice before being allowed to sit in the hall where they will check your passport again. Your passport will be checked thrice. There’s no way you can give the exam without a passport no matter what the reason be. Harsh but true.

    1. Dear Rohan,
      Have they allowed you to take your SAT without passport?
      Please reply ASAP .

        1. so if we arent allowed to give the exam what will happen. well we be refunded ? can we give it another time ?

          1. Author

            You need to check with College Board.

          2. I have my passport but its expired a month ago … I checked it out now …. but I have my exam tomorrow … can I write the exam tomorrow ?? please let me know sir

          3. Author

            There’s not a lot you can do now. go to the test center with your expired passport. If they allow, take the test. If not you have to get new passport and then take the test.

  3. We have registered our son’s name for SAT exam 0n June 6th, after that we came to know candidate must have passport, now we are applying for passport, will they allow to write exam if we show the applied form. Plz reply us we are in tension.

  4. Dear Sir ,
    I am from INDIA.I have applied for my passport with final status as granted , they said that I will get the passport with in 25-30 days .
    I have my SAT exam on 6th june . I won’t have my passport at that time .

    What should I do ? My test center is in Dehradoon (INDIA). Will you plz allow me to sit in the exam with another my Govt. issued identity proof (aadhar card) and receipt copy from passport office ?

    Please HELP , I am depressed .
    Thanking you

    1. Author

      Passport is mandatory de the exam. You will not be allowed to take the test.

  5. Sir,my passport has been dispatched…bt I won’t get it by to tomorrow …I ill get it on day after tomorrow due to courier issues….can I sit for the xam…wid its print out copy??my xam is to tomorrow …help me out sir..waiting for ur reply….I have the passport number Also.

  6. I have my passport … but its expired a month ago ,,, I checked it out now… I have my exam tomorrow … sir can I attend the test tomorrow ?? please let me know sir

    1. Thanisha, I have a similar problem as yours…my passport expired a month ago and I have my sat on 5th Dec, 2015…pls let me know if they allowed u to take the test…really confused…

  7. I have my passport but its expired a month ago … I checked it out now …. but I have my exam tomorrow … can I write the exam tomorrow ?? please let me know sir

  8. I am from INDIA …..I have my passport but its expired a month ago … I have my exam tomorrow …. can I write the exam tomorrow ?? please let me know sir …. please help

  9. My cousin does not have passport and she was not allowed to give test held on June 6 2015.
    Is she able to take test later with same registration or need to pay again for next SAT test.

  10. My brother has his ACT test on 12th December, 2015. His passport expires on 22nd April, 2016.
    Will he be able to give the test?
    A passport is valid only if its got more than 6 months to expiry? ( knowing we cant travel if its expiry date is not after 6 months)
    ( India)

    1. Author

      He should be fine. Asl long as passport is valid, that’s good enough. 6 Months rule is only when going for visa interview.

  11. I have my SAT Subject Tests on Dec 5 2015 and my passport expires on Dec 10 2015, will it be considered valid?
    I applied for renewal but due to some complications the process can only be completed after Dec 11 2015.

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        You should be good to take the test.

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  12. My passport is valid! But the picture isn’t uptodate! I mean the pic that’s on my passport was clicked when I was in 6th grade and currently I’m in 11th grade and I’ll be taking my sat very soon! Is that a problem ?

  13. Sir, I am going to register for my SAT examination but I didn’t have a passport can I register for my SAT exam?

    I would get my passport by test date.
    Tq…

  14. Is Passport is required at the time of registration for SAT exams,Can i take SAT Subject test first in June then SAT test in July.I applied for Passport ,i will get mini-passport as i’m not 18 years old(D.O.B-1 July 1998) but on July first 2017 i will become 18 years old can go for SAT test on July with mini-passport OR NOT

  15. Your Comment *hi ,i am jagruti actually i am going to take sat exam on 6 may 2017,and i have applied for passport but it will get 10 to 12 days .there is an any other option like passport appointment no or adhar card?

  16. My passport is under processing, but i am not sure it will be available before sat of October 7,any proof of that my passport is under processing will be granted?

  17. is it ok if my passport address and the address on my SAT admission ticket do not match ?

  18. My passport expires in 4 months and my test Is tomorrow. Will be allowed to take the test?

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