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Spouses

Spouses and same sex civil union partners of students and faculty/staff are eligible for a Yale University affiliate ID card.  While affiliate ID cards do not allow for building access, they can be used at the libraries, museums, gym (membership fee may apply), Yale transit and other venues throughout campus.

In order to obtain an affiliate ID, proof of marriage/civil union must be provided using one of the following forms of documentation:

  • Marriage certificate (in English)
  • Civil union document (only applies to same sex civil unions)
  • J2 VISA with passports containing both spouses’ name

In addition, the spouse/partner will need to provide the ID Center with one of the following forms of government-issued photo identification:

  • Passport (USA or International)
  • Driver’s License (USA only)
  • State Issued (Non-driver) ID
  • US Military ID
  • INS ID (Green Card)

Student Affiliates – In order to obtain an student affiliate ID, the student and spouse must go to the student’s Registrar and present proof of marriage/civil union as indicated above. 

  • Once the marriage/civil union is confirmed by the Registrar, the Registrar will have to fill out a Sponsored Identity (SI) online ID Card process.
  • Registrar (requestor and approver) will receive email notification of approval.
  • The spouse will then receive an email during this process from Registrar. 
  • Spouse would then stop by ID center to pick up their SI (and bring photo ID)

Faculty/Staff Affiliates – Spouses/same sex civil union partners of faculty/staff follow the below process to obtain an ID:

In order to obtain an spousal ID, the employee and spouse must go to their department business manager and present proof of marriage/civil union as indicated above. 

  • Once the marriage/civil union is confirmed by the department business manager, who will have to fill out a Sponsored Identity (SI) online ID Card process.
  • Department (requestor and approver) will receive email notification of approval.
  • The spouse will then receive an email during this process from department. 
  • Spouse would then stop by ID center to pick up their SI (and bring photo ID)