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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, iazulay@immattyllp.com

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