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Get a Drivers License with DACA

Get a Drivers License with DACA

get a drivers license with dacaIf you have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and have received a Social Security card, you may be eligible for a drivers license. The rules governing eligibility for drivers licenses vary by state (not federal government like USCIS). Therefore a grant of DACA does not automatically provide access to a state drivers license. But DACA recipients who have obtained an Employment Authorization Card (work permit) and Social Security card generally can satisfy the state requirements for a driver’s license or state ID. Here’s how:

STEP
1
Determine if You are Eligible in Your State

Most states have confirmed that a drivers license will be available to individuals with a DACA grant. You may only obtain a drivers license in your state of residence. Contact your state’s department of motor vehicles to review the specific requirements for obtaining the drivers license or state ID. A complete list of state links can be found below.

STEP
2
Take Required Documents

In most cases, you will need to take your Social Security card and Employment Authorization Card (work permit) as identification when applying for a drivers license or state ID. Again, check your state’s requirements.

STEP
3
Take the Tests

If you want a drivers license (rather than just a state ID), you will need to pass both a written test that covers traffic laws and a “behind the wheel” driving test.