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Arizona DMV Fact Sheet
9/14/18 AILA Doc. No. 18091876.
The information below has not been recently updated. Please check directly with the state DMV or with AILA chapter liaisons to confirm its accuracy.
Immigration-related DMV information for the state of Arizona.
|Name of Agency that Grants Driver's Licenses||Arizona Motor Vehicle Department (MVD)|
|Current Link to Lawful Presence Requirements||Requirements Non-U.S. citizen applicants|
|How long may a visitor (or new resident) drive in this state/territory using a valid license from another jurisdiction?||No specific date, but if individual becomes a resident under state definition, must get Arizona license. https://azdot.gov/motor-vehicles/faq/driver-services/license-information|
|Does this state/territory issue a driver's license that does not require proof of lawful presence? If yes, provide link to requirements.||No|
|Does this state/territory provide non-driver's license Identification documents, such as state IDs? If yes, please provide link to requirements.||Yes|
|Does this state/territory require a Social Security Number for driver's license or ID issuance?||Yes|
|Is this state/territory REAL ID Compliant or in period of extension?||Compliant|
|Are non-US citizens eligible for commercial driver's licenses ("CDLs") in this state/territory? If yes, please provide a link to the requirements.||Yes, with proof of lawful presence|
|How is driver's license validity determined for temporary visitors including green card applicants, visitors, students and non-immigrant workers on valid visas?||Based on validity of lawful presence documentation.|
|Does the state provide a driver's license extension based on receipt notices?||
1. F-1 students in a period of "cap gap" stay: Yes.
2. Non-immigrants with timely filed petitions for extension of stay or change of status: Yes, one year-advise clients to call 602-712-8152 with questions
3. Applicants with pending AOS (prior to issuance of EAD): Yes, in certain circumstances-advise clients to call 602-712-8152 with questions
|Does the state/territory issue driver's licenses to DACA grantees?||Yes|
|Preferred Contact Information for Troubleshooting Tough Cases||
AILA has DMV Liaison and as of 7/8/2018, the contact is Ira Azulay (312) 661-9100, firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct Contact with MVD
|Words of Wisdom||Department provides a phone number for applicants needing further information on documents they should bring to the DMV: 602-712-8152|