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June 23, 2014

All Uniform CPA Examination (Exam) candidates should review the Test Center Regulation form and the Candidate Bulletin prior to arriving at the center.

All Exam candidates testing in the Middle East, Brazil and Japan are required to bring the following to the Test Center on the day of their exam:

  • A valid, non-expired Passport NOTE: You must have a passport to test.
  • A secondary ID if required (see below)
  • Current NTS Letter

Please read the information below from the Candidate Bulletin:

Primary Forms of Identification

The primary form of identification for a candidate wishing to sit for the Exam in an international location is a valid (not expired) Passport with photo and signature. If the Passport you present is not signed, you will be required to present a secondary form of identification.

* Important: If you cannot present a valid, Government-issued Passport (non-expired with a picture and signature), you will not be allowed to test. If the Passport is not issued by Japan, the United States, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Columbia, Argentina, or Venezuela then you will be required to present a National ID card (Middle East or Brazil), Alien Registration card (Japan), Residency Visa, or a NASBA-provided ID.

Secondary Forms of Identification

Secondary forms of identification must include candidate’s signature. Acceptable forms of secondary identification include:

  • Alien registration card
  • National ID card
  • A valid (not expired) driver’s license
  • A valid (not expired) U.S. Military ID
  • Accountancy board-issued identification (if provided by board)
  • Valid credit card
  • Bank card

The following are unacceptable forms of identification:

  • Employee card or ID
  • Social Security Card (U.S. Citizens)
  • A student identification card
  • A U.S. permanent residency card (green card)

NASBA Identification Card

Candidates may request a NASBA Identification Card if:

  • You possess a valid, UNSIGNED Passport. (i.e., a signature is not required on your Passport by issuing government)
  • You do not possess a valid secondary form of identification as required to take the Uniform CPA Examination

For additional information about the NASBA Identification Card, please visit

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