Every undocumented or out of status immigrant who wishes to obtain a driver's license or identification card in Florida is required to show specific documentation to prove their immigration status and identity.
Florida will issue a Driver's License or Identification Card
The process of understanding your rights to get a driver's license issued by the State of Florida may be complicated. One of the FL DMV requirement is to present a proof of social security number. But, an undocumented or out of status immigrant does not have social security. Correct? So, instead of presenting social security, the DMV will issue a driver's license if the individual presents any of the documents published on the FL DMV Acceptable Document Table. Please be aware that there are other requirements that must be met such as passing the writing and driving examination.
An undocumented or out of status immigrant is a foreign individual who does not have current legal status in the United States.
-If your entry without inspection or admission (i.e., without visa) AND you are in immigration procedures, you may qualify to apply for a driver's license.
-If you recently applied to adjustment of status (i.e. I-130+I-485) AND you have the I-797C receipt of both applications, then you may qualify to apply for a driver's license.
In Florida, Driving Without a Valid Driver's License is a Crime!
The Florida DMV Acceptable Document Table is extensive. Contact an attorney that practices in Florida that should be familiar with the content of this document. The attorney will verify your immigration status
and confirm whether you have any of the documents listed on the FL DMV Table.
DO NOT Drive without a valid driver's license. In the State of Florida, Driving Without a Valid Driver's license is a crime, and may be shown on your criminal records. You do not want to jeopardize your immigration case by violating the laws of the State.
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