What you Need to Know About AB60
With the passage of California Assembly Bill 60 in September 2013, the California DMV will begin issuing drivers' licenses to undocumented immigrants living in CA, who meet all of the necessary requirements of the bill, beginning January 1, 2015.
At Titan, we believe it is important to help all California drivers operate their vehicles safely and legally. We will be providing resources and up-to-date information to help applicants through the process.
What is Assembly Bill 60 (AB60)?
Assembly Bill 60, passed by the California legislature in 2013, requires the California DMV to issue a driver license to an applicant who is unable to submit satisfactory proof of legal presence in the United States. Driver license applicants under AB60 must meet all other qualifications for licensure and must provide satisfactory proof of identity and California residence1.
Who Can Apply?
Undocumented immigrants in California who can provide proof of residency and identity who want to have legal driving privileges.
When does AB60 go into effect?
The California DMV will begin issuing licenses to qualified applicants on January 1, 2015.
How to Apply for a Driver License under AB60
Applicants must meet the following proposed document requirements to prove identity and California residency, found on the document options guidelines published on the California DMV website. After proving identity and California residency, applicants must also pass a written test and a behind-the-wheel driving test -- the same as any other driver in the state of California.
Important things to note about AB60
When applying for a driver license, applicants must submit a legal document stating that they are unable to obtain a Social Security Number and are not legally living in the state of California.
The driver license will allow the undocumented immigrant the ability to legally drive and register their vehicle, but will not be an official identification card. It cannot be used as a photo ID for other activities that require photo ID, such as going through airport security or opening a bank account. Law enforcement agencies cannot use the license for criminal investigation, arrest, or detention, based on the applicant’s immigration status.
For more information please visit the California DMV website and our FAQ page for additional resources. Titan is here to help you through this process, so please do not hesitate to call or stop by one of our conveniently located offices in California.