AB 60: Driver Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants in California

Screen Shot 2015-10-30 at 4.33.39 PMIf 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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