DMV Launches Drive-Only License Program
New license not valid for I-9 employment purposes
On Jan. 2, 2015, the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles began the Drive-Only license program authorized under Public Act 2013-89. This new version of a state issued drivers license is for undocumented individuals who are 16 and older and cannot establish their legal presence in the United States or may not have a Social Security number. The process involves applying for a learner’s permit that can then lead to a drive-only license. Learner’s permits are now required of all new license applicants regardless of age.
The purpose of the Drive-Only license program is to improve public safety and to try to ensure that all drivers are tested, know how to drive, and understand the rules and laws for driving. A Drive-Only license is not valid for state or federal identification purposes and cannot be used to vote.
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