Can I get a driver license with DACA?


The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy permits individuals who arrived in the U.S. before the age of 16 and who meet other age, education, continuous presence, and criminal history–related requirements to remain in the U.S. for a renewable two-year period and to apply for work authorization.

In most cases you will be able to apply for a driver license after being approved for DACA. Because the rules governing eligibility for driver licenses vary by state, a grant of DACA does not automatically provide access to a state driver license for the individual. But DACA recipients who are granted deferred action and obtain work authorization and Social Security numbers fit well within the general rules for driver license issuance in almost every state.

Check with your state's authority (e.g. Department of Motor Vehicles) to determine your eligibility for a driver license.

Learn more about Getting a Driver License with DACA

DACA Resource Center
Find additional support articles and deferred action information in the DACA Resource Center
Social Security Number | Driver License | Travel with DACA
When to Renew DACA  |  What Happens After Filing Form I-821D

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