New Rules for Issuance of FL Driver License to Immigrants-Effective Jan. 1, 2010

Effective January 1, 2010, new rules are in place for issuance of a driver license to immigrants.  For an Original Driver License or Identification Card, Florida law requires proof of identification, social security number and proof of residential address from all customers before a driver license or identification card can be issued. The name assigned to the social security number must match the name that will appear on the Florida driver license or identification card. If you have recently changed your name, update your records with the Social Security Administration before you apply for your license or identification card. Each applicant who applies for an original driver license or identification card must submit:

IMMIGRANTS:I. Primary Identification – Each immigrant who applies for an original driver license or identification card must submit:Valid Alien Registration receipt card, (Green card, Form I-551); orI-551 stamp in passport or on I-94; orImmigration Judges Order, with the customer’s A-number, granting asylum; orI-797, with the customer’s A-number, stating the customer has been granted asylum; orI-797 or another form from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, with the customer’s A-number, stating the customer’s application for Refugee status is approvedII. Proof of Social Security NumberIII. Proof of Residential Address

NON-IMMIGRANTS:I. Primary Identification – Each non-immigrant who applies for an original driver license or identification card must submit:Employment authorization card issued by the United States Department of Justice (Form I688B or I-766); orProof of nonimmigrant classification provided by United States Department of Justice (Form I-94, not expired, with required supporting attachment(s).If in doubt regarding required documents, please bring all of your US BCIS documentation with you.). I-94s must be accompanied by a Passport. Certain classifications require additional documentation.II. Proof of Social Security Number (if issued) Non-Immigrants who have never been issued a Social Security card are not required to obtain a letter from the Social Security Administration.III. Proof of Residential Address

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