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Driver’s license for the undocumented: how to process it?

More and more people are looking for a driver’s license for the undocumented in the United States. However, many do not know how to get it or where to get it. If you are one of those in this case, then you will read this article carefully to learn about undocumented driver licenses and how our attorneys could help you process your license even if you are undocumented.

Driver's license for the undocumented

Latino immigrants without documents are prevented from obtaining a driver’s license issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) since an undocumented immigrant does not have social security.

In the case of Latino immigrants without documents, they are required to have a license issued by a state or a clean criminal record in order to process. According to the Social Security Law (SSN), it is only applicable when said individual has a valid driver’s license and republican green card (Green Card). Additionally, your license will not be valid if it is illegal in this country. However, there are two alternative forms: temporary visas and permits issued by the government.

Temporary visas are driver’s licenses issued by the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) and are applicable only when undocumented immigrants who have a valid social security, valid driver’s license, republican green card and official identification. The permits granted by the Government are equivalent to the document that gives the right to take classes at no cost in the United States or negotiate traffic if necessary; however, they are commonly limited to a driver’s license issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

The first step is to contact our legal team and communicate with the attorney. He or she will inform you about available paperless driver licenses or other documents that you need to process. Then, we will assist you in the following processes: complete processing of the G-28 form, prepare for the initial interview before the official in charge of the DMV, assistance in the initial interview before the official in charge of the DMV and, finally, preparation for licenses driver’s license issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

What are the requirements to apply for a driver's license of this type?

The requirements vary depending on the state where you apply, although in general terms, people who do not have a social security number who can provide documents such as: identity, date of birth and residence are eligible.

In some states they require documentation that shows that the applicant contributes with the taxes.

What are the restrictions of this driver's license?

Restrictions also vary depending on the state in which the applicant applies; however, these are usually the most common:

  1. It’s just for driving and buying insurance.
  2. Does not allow federal benefits.
  3. Does not allow access to a federal building.
  4. It has differences in its design and appearance.
  5. It is forbidden to use it as a valid document to travel on a commercial airplane.
  6. It is forbidden to use it to vote in elections.
  7. They are not exempt from the practical and theoretical driving test.
Driver's licenses for the undocumented

What states grant this type of driver's license?

Driver’s licenses issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV): California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (temporary license), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (temporary license), Minnesota (temporary license ), Nevada (permanent license for legal residents who are participating in a current immigration program and temporary licenses are issued to undocumented persons who are not part of the program), New Jersey (transitional license allowing temporary waste when there is a need except for licenses to temporary driving license), New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania (temporary license).

Are immigrants at risk of deportation if they have this type of license?

State laws guarantee the confidentiality of personal information released by undocumented immigrants. DMV cannot legally share information with other agencies such as ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).

Driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants in Ontario, California

At Superior Justice we have a highly qualified legal team specialized in laws for Latino immigrants in the United States, we are at your disposal to provide you with a quality service at a reasonable price. If you want more information or are interested in processing your driver’s license, contact us at +1 (909) 490-3833 or through the following form.

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