Get your driver's license in Oregon regardless of your immigration status

In Oregon, anyone who meets the requirements and the necessary documentation can apply for their driver's license, regardless of their immigration status.

As of January 1, 2021, in Oregon it is not necessary to have documentation proving legal presence in the United States to process a driver's license. You also don't need a Social Security Number or US birth certificates.

Before starting the process, it is necessary for the applicant to study the rules of the Oregon driver's manual, which can be downloaded at the following link: https://www.oregon.gov/odot/Forms/DMV/37.pdf.

Once the person concerned has studied, they can take a practice test provided by the Oregon government: https://www.oregon.gov/odot/DMV/Pages/practice_test.aspx.

The next step is to complete the application and it is possible to do it online or at the offices of the Driver and Motor Vehicle Services (DMV). However, if it is done online, the user will save time in the process.

When filling out the form, the next step is to make an appointment at the DMV office online: http://dmv2u.oregon.gov/; or by phone: 503-945-5000. Required documents are an Oregon ID and proof of address. You must then pay the fee.

To conclude the process it is necessary:

  • Carry out an eye exam;
  • Pass the knowledge test, which costs $ 5 and consists of 35 questions;
  • Take the driving test that costs 9 USD at DMV offices;
  • Finally, you must pay 60 USD for the photograph of the license at the DMV offices.

The applicant will receive a temporary paper license and the plastic will be delivered by mail to their home address.

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