Although the Social Security Administration states that a Social Security number is not necessary to obtain a driver’s license, it is one of the most convenient ways to prove citizenship and is considered a requirement for most DMVs (Department of Motor Vehicles). Motorized) of the state. Since 2001, many states have worked to change their laws to make it difficult for undocumented immigrants to obtain a license by requiring a Social Security number. As of 2010, Washington, New Mexico and Utah are the only three states that do not require legal proof of residency, such as a Social Security number, to obtain a driver’s license.
- Read about proof of identity or residence on the DMV website of your state.
- Collect proof of your residency, such as utility bills, a student ID, state insurance policy or a pay stub with your name and address.
- If you are not eligible for a Social Security number, contact the Social Security Administration to obtain an Individual Taxpayer Identification Form or a statement from the Social Security Administration. Most states accept this statement from the Social Security Administration, instead of a Social Security number.
- Apply for a driver’s license at the DMV. Bring your passport, birth certificate or other proof of federal identification. If you are a citizen of another country, take your passport with a valid visa.