Obtain an AB 60 Driver's License!
Once you pass the written test, you will be issued a permit so that you can practice for your driving test. When you practice, you must have an accompanying adult who is 18 years of age or older, with a valid California license. This person must be close enough to you to take control of the vehicle if necessary. It is illegal for you to drive alone.
For more resources on the written test, visit driveca.org/tests
You will have to prove your identity and California residency to the DMV using a combination of documents. Click here to view the requirements. You should begin gathering your documents now.
You must also establish your California residency with one of the following documents: a lease, utility bill, tax return, medical record, record of a financial institution, or school records. If you do not have residency documents in your name, you should transfer a utility bill or other similar document into your name (note that the applicant will be allowed to use documents under the spouse’s name as proof of residency, but not others in shared residences).
If you don’t have these documents, you can bring one of several other documents and a DMV employee will interview you to ensure that your documents are authentic and match your identity. This process is called Secondary Review.
In order to be prepared, it is important for you to access your driving record and pay off any outstanding traffic tickets. For more information on accessing your driving record, please click here and access the form here. (note that you probably need to go to the DMV office in person and pay a $5 fee).
Tips for the Driver’s License Application Form
AB 60 applicants complete the same driver’s license form - DL 44 - as any other driver’s license applicant.
If you have been issued a valid social security number by the Social Security Administration, you should enter it on the form. If you have never been issued a social security number, you should check the box on the application that indicates this. Do not use a false social security number or one that was not issued to you by the Social Security Administration. If you are not a United States Citizen, do not complete the voter registration form.
You will need to present documents that prove your identity and your residency in California from an approved list. Please see above under “Gather your documents” for more information and be prepared with copies of your documents.
To complete your application, you must give a thumb print, pass a vision exam, and have your picture taken. For more information on the vision requirements, visit this page here.
Now you will be issued a permit to drive with another licensed driver so that you can practice for your driving test.
You will now receive your California Driver’s License!