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Maine Passed Law Requiring Proof of Citizenship to Issue Driver's License

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 08041890 (posted Apr. 18, 2008)"

On 04/18/08, Maine Governor John Baldacci signed into law LD 2309. The law requires a driver license applicant to presents valid documentary evidence of legal presence in the United States, including, but not limited to, a birth certificate, certificate of naturalization, passport, visa or resident alien identification card.

The law also requires that state credentials issued to non-citizens who live in the United States legally expire at the same time as the applicant's authorized duration of stay.

Maine is now the 45th state to require confirmation of lawful presence for license applicants.