Beginning January 1, 2014, Georgia will issue temporary driver’s licenses to non-U.S. citizen applicants who have filed a request for an extension of their immigration status with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”).
Previously, Georgia required applicants to present an original I-797, Approval Notice evidencing an extension of status before it would issue a driver’s license renewal.
Now, any applicant whose driver’s license will expire within 30 days or has already expired can provide the Georgia Department of Driver Services an original I-797, Receipt Notice, evidencing his or her extension of status request is pending with USCIS to obtain a temporary license valid for 120 days from the date of expiration of the applicant’s current license.
Documents Required for Temporary License:
- Receipt notice issued by USCIS
- Copy of petition requesting extension of status
- 2 proofs of address
- Original passport
- Original Social Security card
- I-94 arrival record
Duration of License: 120 days
At this time of this posting, the Georgia Department of Driver Services has not yet updated its website with the acceptable documentation to evidence a pending extension. As such, applicants may want to carry a copy of the newly passed legislation when requesting a temporary driver’s license based on a pending extension.
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Georgia Now Issues Driver's Licenses to Non-U.S. Citizens with Pending Extensions