By CAROLINA VALDIVIA
If you are undocumented and live in the state of California, you may be able to get a driver license. With the passage of Assembly Bill 60 (AB 60) in 2013, individuals who are in the U.S. without legal presence can apply for a driver license in the state of California (as long as you meet all other qualifications for a license, as well as provide proof of identity and proof of California residency).
To apply for a driver license, you must:
- Study for the driver license knowledge test
- Make an appointment before visiting a DMV office (walk-ins are only accepted at our Driver License Processing Centers)
- Complete a driver license application form (DL 44) available at the DMV office
- Under AB 60, applicants will need to provide DMV with Proof of Identity and California Residency
- Pay the application fee
- Pass a vision test, knowledge test, and if applicable, a road sign test
- Give a thumb print
- Have a picture taken
- Schedule a future appointment for the behind-the-wheel driving test, if applicable
NOTE: If you received DACA, you can use your Social Security Number (proof of legal presence) and all other required documents to the DMV, to apply for a driver license.
As of July 2015, 400,000 folks were able to receive a driver license under AB 60!
To learn more about AB 60 and applying for a driver license as an undocumented immigrant in California, please visit the DMV’s official website: “AB 60 Driver License”
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