Driver's Licenses

Sources of Information About Driving Privileges for Undocumented Immigrants by Jurisdiction



Assembly Bill 60

Assembly Bill 60 – Bill Analysis

AB 60 – Document Options for a California Driver’s License [pdf]

Express Terms – Driver’s Licenses and Identification Cards – Department of Motor Vehicles [pdf]

AB 60 – Department of Motor Vehicles

Senate Bill 853

Driver’s Licenses Toolkit – California Immigrant Policy Center

Governor’s Budget Summary, 2014–2015 – Transportation [pdf]

Initial Statement of Reasons – Department of Motor Vehicles [pdf]



Senate Bill 13-251 [pdf]

Driver’s License and ID Card Information – Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles

Brandon Rittiman, “Extra Hurdles Await Immigrants Applying for Licenses,” KUSA, May 28, 2014

Fee Chart – Department of Revenue  – Division of Motor Vehicles

Lisa Walton, “Undocumented Immigrants Line Up to Get New Colorado Driver’s Licenses, ID Cards,” Colorado Springs Gazette, July 17, 2014

Ivan Moreno, “Republicans reject funds for driver’s license programs,” The Durango Herald, January 22, 2014



Public Act 13-89

Public Act 15-79

Fiscal Note on Substitute House Bill 6495

Drive Only Document Checklist [pdf]

Appropriations Committee Budget FY15 Midterm Adjustments [pdf]

Daniela Altimari, “Panel Debates a Driver’s License that’s Also an ID,” Hartford Courant, December 23, 2013

“State issues 1,800 driver’s licenses under immigrant program,” Associated Press/Boston Globe, May 9, 2015



Public Act 097-1157

Required and Acceptable Documents for Temporary Visitor Driver’s License Applicants – Secretary of State [pdf]

Differences Between Standard License and TVDL Flyer – Secretary of State [pdf]

Non-Visa Status Temporary Visitor Driver’s License (TVDL) Scheduling – Secretary of State

Rosalind Rossi, “Undocumented Immigrants Can Apply for Illinois Driver’s Licenses in Nov.,”  Chicago Sun-Times, October 29, 2013

Jim Anderson, “TVDL Update,” Alton Daily News, April 5, 2015



Senate Bill 715 – Maryland Highway Safety Act of 2013 [pdf]

Fiscal and Policy Note SB 715 – Department of Legislative Services [pdf]

Online Document Guide – Motor Vehicle Administration

FAQs SB715 – Motor Vehicle Administration



SB303 Text, as Enrolled

Driver Authorization Cards – DMV

DMV Prepared for DAC Applicants – DMV



Enrolled Senate Bill 833

Senate Bill 833 – Driver Card – Department of Transportation

Oregon DMV Driver Licensing and ID Card Fees

Budget Report and Measure Summary SB833B [pdf]

Oregon Safe Roads Coalition



Senate Bill 227 Enrolled

Driving Privilege Card – Department of Public Safety

Documentation Flyer – Driver License Division [pdf]

Julie Stewart and Ken Jameson, “Driving in a New Immigrant Destination: Migrant Rights and State-Level Policy,” University of Utah Working Paper [pdf]

Lisa Riley Roche, “Fingerprints, Background Check Now Required for Utah Driver Privilege Card,” Deseret News, June 30, 2011



Act 74. An act relating to expanding eligibility for driving and identification privileges in Vermont [pdf]

Undocumented Immigrant in the United States – Department of Motor Vehicles

License/Permit/ID Fees – Department of Motor Vehicles

Julie Kelley, “Migrant Workers Set to Legally Drive in Vermont,”, January 16, 2014


Washington, D.C.

Council Bill 200275 – Driver’s Safety Amendment Act of 2013

Committee on Transportation and the Environment Report [pdf]

Limited Purpose Credential Required and Acceptable Documents – DMV

Limited Purpose Credential FAQs – DMV

Martin Austermuhle, “Undocumented Immigrants Face Challenge in Getting D.C. Driver’s License: Language,” WAMU, March 9, 2015

About this project

The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute, a university research center with the mission to address the challenges and opportunities of demographic diversity in the 21st century global city, has produced these featured digital publications using the USC Media Curator, an online publishing platform designed to bring together innovative research from across the University of Southern California and beyond. This project curates research relevant for immigrant service providers on the topics of Access & Use of TechnologyAccess & Use of Financial ServicesNotario Fraud, and Driver's Licenses for the unauthorized.


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