Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New DMV Factsheet from DHS regarding drivers' licences for nonimmigrants

This factsheet is primarily aimed at F, M or J nonimmigrants, however it is useful for all. In particular, this paragraph is interesting:
Does a nonimmigrant need an SSN to apply for a driver’s license or ID?

No. A nonimmigrant does not need an SSN; however, the nonimmigrant will need to apply for a social security number. Follow the instructions on how to apply for a social security card as described on the SSA Web site at http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10096.html#3. If the nonimmigrant is ineligible for an SSN, he or she will receive a decision letter stating that ineligibility. The nonimmigrant must present this SSA letter when applying at the DMV office to fulfill the SSA requirement.
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