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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.


Click here for the document checklist in English and here for Spanish. 

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