The Connecticut DMV has started a Drive Only program 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.
The vision and knowledge testing for the Drive Only license is by appointment only. No walk-in service is provided. Once an applicant passes the vision and knowledge tests at a DMV office, he or she will receive a learner's permit by mail.
Those 18 and older must hold the permit for 90 days, while 16 and 17 year-olds have special training requirements and must hold the permit for a longer period of time. A road test is taken after having the learner's permit for the required time for training.
Who is eligible:
- Undocumented residents who cannot establish legal presence in the United States and are at least 16 years-old.
- Undocumented residents who may not have a Social Security number and are at least 16 years-old.
Who is NOT eligible:
- U.S. citizens.
- Documented immigrants and non-immigrants including B-1 and B-2 visitors with unexpired U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) documents.
To make an appointment for the Drive Only program click here.