Beginning January 02, 2015 in the state of California, undocumented immigrants will be able to benefit from Assembly Bill 60, The Safe and Responsible Driver Act enacted in 2013. Beginning immediately, undocumented driver’s license applicants, will be able to schedule an appointment on or after January 02, 2015 with their local DMV by calling 1-800-777-0133, online on the California DMV website www. dmv.ca.gov, or via their smart phones on the DMV NOW iPhone and Android applications.
Applicants should make sure to comply with the following in order to obtain their ‘original’ driver’s licenses:
- Study for the driver license exam
- Complete a driver license application form (DL 44) available at the DMV office
- Under AB 60, applicants will need to provide DMV with:
- Pass a vision test, TouchScreen knowledge (written) 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
Additionally, applicants under 18 applying for an original driver license will also need to submit proof of driver education completion.
On November 07, 2014 the DMV released a list of documents that applicants will need to provide in order to obtain their California driver’s license under AB60—a new law requiring the DMV to issue driver’s licenses to undocumented individuals who can satisfactorily provide identifactory documents, and who also meet the California residency requirement (in lieu of having proof of their legal presence). Additionally, applicants must meet all other licensing requirements listed in the bullets above. For a list of acceptable documentation you can provide to the DMV in order to prove your identity and residency in California please visit: https://apps.dmv.ca.gov/ab60/doc_req_matrix.pdf
In anticipation of the high volume of applications expected, the DMV has made the following announcements:
- Extended Saturday office hours by appointment for all new driver license applicants at up to 60 DMV field offices
- Increased appointments and staffing in many field offices
- New driver license applicants will be able to schedule appointments with the DMV up to 90 days in advance, double the current 45-day window
For more information please contact our office.