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Legal Presence Non-Citizen

You must provide proof of legal presence in the United States to obtain or renew a drivers license or state ID. You must present a legible, unexpired document from the list below:

Non-Citizen


A person not claiming citizenship may present the following documents to establish evidence of legal presence in the United States:

  1. Permanent Resident Card or Resident Alien Card,
  2. Memorandum of Creation of Record of Lawful Permanent Residence,
  3. Arrival/Departure Form I-94 or foreign passport with the notation “Processed for I-551” or I-551 Alien Documentation and Identification System (ADIT) stamp,
  4. Temporary Resident Card,
  5. Reentry Permit,
  6. Employment Authorization Card,
  7. Travel Document or Refugee Travel Document,
  8. An Arrival/Departure card, Form I-94 stamped or endorsed.
  9. Notice of Action or other official notification showing the period of admission,
  10. Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) (Form I-20) or (DS-2019) properly endorsed or stamped,
  11. Letter, order, appellate decision, Arrival/Departure Form I-94 or foreign passport stamped with Section 207 – Refugee, Section 208-Asylee, Section 212(d)(5) – Parolee, or Cuban/Haitian Entrant, Section 243(h), Section 241(b)(3), or Conditional Entrant,
  12. Arrival/Departure Form I-94 or Canadian passport coded S13,
  13. Letter or tribal document establishing person is an American Indian born in Canada,
  14. Letter, order, appellate decision or Arrival/Departure Form I-94 showing a grant of asylum,
  15. An approved or pending application for asylum,
  16. An approved or pending application for temporary protected status, or letter or order granting temporary protected status or deferred enforced departure,
  17. Letter, order, appellate decision or Arrival/Departure Form I-94 showing a grant of withholding of deportation, withholding or removal, suspension of deportation, cancellation removal, deferral of removal or Convention Against Torture relief,
  18. Pending application for status as a special immigrant juvenile,
  19. Letter or notice acknowledging person as victim of crime pursuant to Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, certification letter from United States Department of Health and Human Services in accordance with the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, or letter or notice showing person has a prima facie case as a self petitioning spouse pursuant to the Violence Against Women Act,
  20. Letter, notice, or order of the Board of Immigration Appeals or a federal court granting a stay of deportation or removal,
  21. Letter or notice showing a grant of deferred action or Order of Supervision or similar status,
  22. Any other documents issued by the United States Department of Justice or Homeland Security, including predecessor or successor federal agencies with responsibility for implementation of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which indicates legal presence in the United States.

A driver's license or non driver identification card issued to a non-citizen may be issued for a period of time less than the terms described in statute.

  1. A credential will not be issued if the authorized period of admission is less than a 120 days.
  2. A credential will expire on the date indicated as the expiration date of the authorized period of admission.
  3. If the authorized period of admission is duration of status, the issued credential will expire four (4) years from date of issuance.
  4. If the authorized period of admission is neither, duration of status or indicated by a specific date, the issued credential will expire 120 days from the date of issuance.