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  • Driver Licensing for Individuals without Proof of Legal Presence


  • In an effort to assist our membership in understanding differing state approaches, AAMVA compiled resources regarding the issuance of a driving credential to individuals without proof of legal presence.

    Jurisdiction
    California
    Colorado
    Connecticut
    Delaware
    District of Columbia
    Hawaii
    Illinois
    Maryland
    Nevada
    New Mexico 
    New York
    Oregon
    Utah
    Vermont 
    Washington 

    Jurisdictions with Adopted Legislation Permitting Driver Privileges for Individuals without Proof of Legal Presence
    (Sorted by Issuance Date)

    Jurisdiction Issuance Date Adopted Legislation
    Utah
    March 8, 2005
    2005 S.B. 257
    Illinois November 2013 2011 S.B. 957
    Maryland January 1, 2014 2013 S.B. 715
    Vermont January 1, 2014 2013 S.B. 38
    Nevada January 2, 2014 2013 S.B. 303
    District of Columbia May 1, 2014 2013 B20-275
    Colorado August 1, 2014 2013 S.B. 251
    California January 1, 2015 2013 A.B. 60
    Connecticut January 1, 2015 2013 H.B. 6495, Amend. LCO 765
    Delaware December 27, 2015 2015 S.B. 59
    Hawaii
    January 1, 2016
    2015 H.B. 1007
    New Mexico*November 14, 2016           2016 H.B. 99
    Washington*July 1, 20182017 S.B. 5008
    Oregon**August 9, 2019 2019 H.B. 2015
    New YorkDecember 14, 20192019 A.B. 3675

    *Created a two-tiered driver's licensing system: a REAL-ID compliant driver's license and a non-compliant, standard driver's license for applicants who do not need to provide proof of legal presence.
    **Oregon had adopted 2013 S.B. 833 to grant driving privileges to individuals without proof of legal presence in 2013, but Oregon state voters rejected referendum Measure 88 on November 4, 2014, striking down the legislation.