Is it possible to renew my driver’s license while my H1B extension is pending?


The rules regarding the issuance of driver’s licenses vary from state to state. You should check with your local Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent entity in your state) to determine what is required in that state.

Also note that some states offer two categories of non-commercial drivers’ licenses – a REAL ID compliant driver’s license, which requires applicants to present evidence of their lawful immigration status, and a non-compliant driver’s license, which does not require any type of immigration documentation. These non-compliant drivers’ licenses generally still can be used to drive legally and get automobile insurance. But those licenses may not be accepted as valid forms of identification at federal buildings, such as airports. (17.Apr.2024)

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