Applicants who are Temporary Lawful Present Residents


If you are a Temporary Lawfully Present Resident and can establish proof of lawful presence but are unable to provide an identification document to establish identity and/or date of birth you may go through Exceptions Processing and provide  documents from the Exceptions Processing Document List to meet these requirements. There are no alternative documents that can be accepted for proof of temporary lawful presence.

The Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will issue you a Notice of Incomplete Application if you are missing documents  the DMV can use to verify your identity and/or date of birth. The Notice of Incomplete Application will list the acceptable documents you have provided, as well as the additional documents you still need to complete your application.

If you did not have the documents required to complete your application during your initial visit, you can return with the required documents to complete your application.

If, for reasons beyond your control, you cannot provide the required documents from the Identification Requirements Chart, you can request Exceptions Processing and provide documents from the Exceptions Processing Document List (Spanish).