Presentation on theme: "AB 60 Driver’s License A GUIDE FOR CALIFORNIA IMMIGRANT DRIVERS."— Presentation transcript:
AB 60 Driver’s License A GUIDE FOR CALIFORNIA IMMIGRANT DRIVERS
What is AB 60? Law passed in 2013 to make California drivers’ licenses available regardless of immigration status. Immigrant communities and allies have fought for 20 years to make this a reality!
YOU CAN APPLY FOR AN AB60 LICENSE ON JAN 1, 2015!
What will my license look like? Will have language on the front and back to distinguish from currently issued drivers’ licenses (proposed sample below): SEE BACK FOR FEDERAL USE.
How can I use my license? You CAN use your AB 60 license to drive and to identify yourself to police officers, for example in a traffic stop. You CANNOT use your AB 60 license to board an airplane or enter a federal building. It does not make you eligible for any public benefits that you were not eligible for before getting a driver’s license, and does not authorize you to work or give you the right to vote.
Overview: What do I need to do to obtain an AB 60 license? Make an appointment or drop by a DMV field office Complete DL-44 Application Form Pay $33 Fee Prove Identity and Residency Take Rules of the Road (Written) Test Pass Vision Exam Give Thumbprint Have Picture Taken Show Proof of Insurance Pass Road (Driving) Test
Get your AB 60 License in 3 steps! 1.Right now, PREPARE! 2.Visit the DMV & Apply! 3.The Driving Test!
Identity Documents (proposed 7.30.14) Option 1 Mexican Federal Electoral Card Option 2 Provide two of the following: Current Consular ID Card AND/OR Expired Foreign Passport AND/OR Fed. Gov-issued ID card w/ photo Option 3 Provide two of the following: Expired Foreign Passport (issued after 2005) AND/OR Foreign Birth Certificate AND/OR Fed. Gov-issued ID card w/ photo Option 4 Secondary Review Process (see next slide)
Secondary Review Process (proposed 7.30.14) If you do not have documents to comply with Options 1, 2, or 3 then you may interview with a DMV investigator who will verify your identity AND residency. You may use any of the below documents: o Official school or college transcript that includes the applicant’s date of birth or a foreign school record that is sealed, which includes a photo of the applicant at the age the record was issued. o U.S. DHS Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal. o U.S. DHS Form I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status – For Academic and Language Students or Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (M-1) Student Status – For Vocational Students) or Form DS-2019 (Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status). o Marriage license. o Divorce decree. o Foreign driver’s license. (categories 4-6 with English translation) o Income tax return.
Residency Documents (proposed 7.30.14) Rental or lease agreements with signatures of the landlord and the tenant/resident along with a start date of the rental or lease. Deeds or titles to residential real property. Mortgage bills. Home utility bills with service address and name of the account holder. School records. Medical records. IRS or California FTB tax returns. California Certificates of Vehicle/Boat Titles. Change of Address Confirmations by the United States Postal Service Federal government-issued documents. Property tax bill or statement issued within the previous 12 months. Records of a financial institution. Other documents approved by DMV in the future.
Residency Documents (proposed 7.30.14) Also keep in mind…. A spouse may use residency documents in the other spouse’s name, along with a marriage/domestic partnership certificate. A minor may use residency documents in a parent’s name. If you use the secondary review process, you do not need to separately prove residency.
Driver License Written Test You must take a “rules of the road” test on the day you apply for a license. Written test is offered in multiple languages, including Spanish. Audio test also offered in multiple languages, including Spanish. You can also take a person-to-person exam, where an examiner will ask you the questions. You have three chances to pass this test.
APPOINTMENT! You MUST make an appointment to take the driving test. CALL 1–800–777–0133 // 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon–Fri
Bring a car with proof of insurance, and pass the driving practical test. You cannot use an interpreter during the test or have anyone else in the car. Before you begin, the examiner will check your license plates, registration, horn, brakes, windows, rear mirrors, glove compartment, seat belts, and emergency break. You then need to demo arm signals. Your test will last about 20 minutes and consists of basic driving techniques including: left & right turns, stops at controlled intersections, straight light backing, lane changes, driving in street traffic, and sometimes driving on the freeway.
Can I also drive a truck or motorcycle? Yes, you are eligible for all non-commercial licenses through AB 60, including Class C (most cars), Class M1/M2 (motorcycles), Noncommercial Class A or B (travel trailers, some RVs). The application and tests may be different.
AB 60 Protections CONFIDENTIALITY & ANTI-DISCRIMINATION
Will I be discriminated against for using an AB 60 License? AB 60 says that it is a violation of the law to discriminate against an individual who has an AB 60 license. Also, law enforcement cannot use an AB 60 license to consider your citizenship or immigration status as a basis for criminal investigation or arrest.
Who will have access to information I provide to the DMV? Under AB60, the documents you provide to the DMV are not a public record and the DMV may not disclose applicant information, expect as required by law. The DriveCA Coalition is working to strengthen these protections.
What should I do now? Gather your documents. Study for the written test. Pay any outstanding traffic tickets. Protect yourself from fraud. Only the DMV can give you a driver’s license. Do NOT pay anyone for information or services.
How can you get involved? We fought and we WON AB60 Licenses in California – how will you help us win more for immigrant communities? Check out our local partners from the DriveCA Coalition by visiting driveca.org (insert local advocacy information)