Can an immigrant get a driver license in California? Governor Brown signed AB 60 into law in 2013, which directs the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue a driver’s license to any California resident who is eligible, regardless of immigration status. This means that an applicant who is undocumented can receive a driver’s license under AB 60.
What does an immigrant need to get a license in California?
- Provide your proof of identity and California residency (learn more about the documents you’ll need).
- Pay the nonrefundable application fee.
- Have your thumbprint scanned.
- Pass a vision exam.
- Have your photo taken.
- Pass the knowledge test(s).
- Pass a road sign test (if applicable).
Can an immigrant get a California ID? California law does not allow for an ID card to be issued to individuals who are not legally present in the United States.
Can a foreigner get a driver’s license in California? Individuals who have entered the United States, other than as a tourist, who wish to drive in the state of California, must obtain a California driver’s license. For non-tourists, foreign driver’s licenses are valid for only 10 days.