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State Laws Extending Driving Privileges to All Residents - Connecticut

Bill/Statute: Public Act No. 13-89

Year Law Enacted: 2013

Effective Date: January 1, 2015

Name of Document Issued: Motor Vehicle Operator's License


What are the eligibility requirements?

  • Submit proof of Connecticut residency
  • Present proof of identity
  • Submit an affidavit attesting that you have filed an application to legalize your immigration status or will apply when you become eligible to do so
  • Meet other licensure requirements
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony in Connecticut

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How long is the card valid?

The license will be valid for 3 to 6 years.


Are there distinguishing features or language on the license?

The license will indicate that it is not acceptable for federal identification purposes and include the following language: "for driving purposes only."


Is there an anti-discrimination provision in the law?



Is there a data confidentiality provision in the law?

Yes, any required certificate of an applicant’s health condition in relation to operating a motor vehicle will be kept confidential.



This summary was prepared in January 2014 for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. For questions, please contact CLINIC’s State & Local Advocacy Attorney Jen Riddle at or (301) 565-4807. 

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